Free State Josiah Miller IPA

Brewed by Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence, Kansas USA
6.3% India Pale Ale (IPA) | 18 Ratings |
This beer employs a blend of 5 malts and some unmalted oats that add some silky qualities to the mouthfeel. Columbus and Crystal hops provide bitterness and some flavor. A relatively new hop variety called Citra, with tropical fruit and citrus aromas and flavors, provides the amazing finish of this IPA. Josiah Miller was an anti-slavery man born and raised in the South Carolina. In the 1850s Miller migrated to Lawrence after receiving a law degree at the University of Indiana and started the publication of Kansas Free State, an anti-slavery newspaper. In 1857 he was elected probate judge of Douglas County and was a member of the first state senate in 1861. As chairman of the judiciary committee, Miller suggested the motto on the state seal, Ad Astra per Aspera. Miller was interned at Lawrence’s Oak Hill cemetery upon his death in 1870 due to complications from an amputated leg.

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