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Free State Poor Richards Ale


Formerly brewed at Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence, Kansas USA
Style: Traditional Ale | Ratings: 3 | Special Seasonal | Alcohol: -
This brew was originally developed by Tony Simmons of the Brick Oven Brewing Co. in Pagosa Springs, CO and chosen by a panel of judges as the brew to commemorate the 300th Anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth. In keeping with the goal of producing a beer with ties to Franklin's time, this light brown ale uses copious quantities of corn and a bit of molasses, both common ingredients used to bolster the early colonies' slim supply of malted barley. It also uses some well toasted malts to mimic the deeper colors of the malts of the period. The hops are English Kent Goldings which would have been among the more commonly available at that time. O.G. -17 /1068. Hops - 27 IBUs

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