Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Poor Richard's "Old Lightning Rod" Ale in the C-J.

Read this nice piece in the morning newspaper:

Toast Ben's birth with a mug of Old Lightning Rod, by Susan Reigler (Louisville Courier-Journal).

In Indiana, the only other brewery (I think) that has brewed a Poor Richard's recipe is Lafayette Brewing Company.

Almost a keg was consumed during the special preview on Sunday night, with FOSSILS club members and a delegation from Destinations Booksellers provising good reviews. The best assessment I can offer is that PR's OLR has a dominant malt character, with ample evidence of its molasses and corn adjuncts, and perhaps a hint of oak. The flavor is familiar to modern palates, but different.

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