Breweries "Visited"

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Loyal Citizens of Zamunda!

Beer #199 African Amber / Mac & Jack's Brewery, Redmond, WA

Hitting up the Phillies game tonight, so it's all business here on the blog. Today's beer is the African Amber from Mac & Jack's Brewery, and it was officially the last beer I sampled on vacation, although it's far from the last one you'll be hearing about in these pages. It poured an cloudy amber color, and had a toasted malt flavor with a bit of bitterness on the finish. There are lemony citrus notes in there as well. In all, not a bad choice.

So you're probably wondering what this beer has to do with Africa, and the answer is not a whole lot. It was originally brewed for a pub near a zoo in Redmond, and was given the name to tie into the zoo theme. Other beers from this brewery are similarly named (Serengeti Wheat, for example).
Another hotel, another beer
Thing to Think About Today:
If we're thinking about Africa, then we're thinking about the fictitious country of Zamunda. I'll let Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall take it home today with their legendary movie, Coming to America, which told the tale of an African prince who made his way to America to find his queen, with much hilarity along the way.

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