Formerly brewed at Free State Brewing Company
Earlier this year, the Lawrence Sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary) Committee suggested that we might make a beer to commemorate Lawrence's 150th Anniversary, which takes place this fall. The result is Governor Robinson's Lager. Charles Robinson, along with Charles Branson laid out the site for the town of Lawrence in what was then Kansas Territory in 1854. A committed Free Stater, Robinson was a notable leader in the anti-slavery (Free State) movement in territorial Kansas. He was elected Territorial Governor in 1856 under the Free State Constitution. He was later elected and served as Kansas first State Governor in 1861. Robinson also helped to found and served as an early regent of the University of Kansas. He would later imperil his career by opposing the popular prohibition movement in Kansas.
Governor Robinson's Lager is a German Helles style lager. Helles is German for pale. These lagers became popular around the turn of the century in Germany and are marked by a light color, smooth malt flavor and very modest hop character. This beer primarily relies on top quality German Pilsner malt for its flavor and body. American Vanguard hops are used to add a subtle hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. It is a lager style, or bottom fermented beer, which showcases the flavors of the ingredients over the flavors of the yeast.
OG 12.5P/1050 Hops - 20 IBUs