TASTE #002 YANKEE BUZZARD, AND YOU'LL EXPERIENCE AN EXHILARATING I.P.A. WITH A DISTINCT MIDWESTERN FLAIR, AN ARTFUL BLEND OF CENTENNIAL, CHINOOK, COLUMBUS AND CASCADE HOPS, QUIETLY CONFIDENT IN FLAVOR AND GENUINE AMERICAN IN SPIRIT. IT'S A TRULY INSPIRED TAKE ON THE STYLE.
BUT THEN, WE HAD PLENTY OF INSPIRATION ALONG THE WAY.
FROM GORST VALLEY HOPS, LOCAL FARMERS DEDICATED TO REVITALIZING WISCONSIN'S HOPS-GROWING TRADITION, WHO GAVE US ENCOURAGEMENT AND AN OUTSTANDING CROP.
FROM THE BALD EAGLE THAT PERCHED OUTSIDE THE BREWERY, AS IF TO KEEP US UNDER HIS WATCH AND HIS WING.
AND FROM THE INSPIRATION THAT SIGHT GAVE BREWMASTER KIRBY NELSON, WHO REACHED INTO WISCONSIN HISTORY AND DREW OUT THE STORY OF OLD ABE — THE ORPHANED BALD EAGLE RAISED BY A WISCONSIN SOLDIER DURING THE CIVIL WAR.
ABE SOARED OVER EVERY BATTLE, SCREECHING AT THE CONFEDERATE ARMY, WHO GAVE HIM THE SPITEFUL NICKNAME "YANKEE BUZZARD." BUT OLD ABE WORE THAT NAME AS A BADGE OF HONOR.
and his story doesn't stop there. The screaming Eagle insignia of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is perhaps the most recognized and famous shoulder sleeve insignia in the United States Army. However the history and symbolism of the patch is often forgotten. The eagle is not just any American Bald Eagle, but instead, it commemorates the most famous animal mascot that ever served in the United States Army.
That's right, Old Abe, the Yankee Buzzard!
HERE'S TO OLD ABE (AND HIS KIN), TO HISTORY AND HOPS-GROWERS, AND TO YANKEE BUZZARD, A TRULY INSPIRED I.P.A.!