Breweries "Visited"

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Can't We All Just Get Along?

Beer #332 Oregon Trail Raspberry Wheat / High Noon Saloon and Brewery, Leavenworth, KS

Earlier this year, I spent some time on the actual Oregon Trail, tracing the steps that Lewis and Clark took on their voyage westward.  I also previously shared the wonder that was is the Oregon Trail video game, which taught countless kids the 8-bit dangers of not having extra wagon wheels and the fact that dysentery can kill.  So imagine my surprise when I picked up a can of the Oregon Trail Raspberry Wheat from the High Noon Saloon and Brewery..... and found that it was brewed in Kansas.  More on that later.

This beer has a cloudy gold color with no head, and you find a light aroma of raspberry.  The taste is light too, with some raspberry flavor and notes of grain and barley.  This beer is an easy drinking 4.5%, and would certainly wash away some of the dust from a hard day on the Oregon Trail.  However, it's probably not one you're adding to your regular rotation, despite the sassy blonde cowgirl who adorns the can.
This brewpub is housed in a building that previously manufactured cast iron stoves.  Now you know.  You should also know that the Lewis and Clark expedition officially shoved off from St. Charles, MO, and traveled west along the Missouri River, which runs right past the town of Leavenworth.  Now you know more than you did previously.

Thing to Think About Today:
Clearly, this seemingly never ending election has everyone a bit on edge.  I hate politics, but love you guys, so let's go ahead and drop something about peace and love on everyone.  Why?  Because half of America is going to be furious tomorrow, and I prefer harmony.  Let it ride, Elvis Costello, with some (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding:

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