|In the window, below the canteens, an antique bag of Patriot|
brand flour, with Washington's picture on it, and a
George W. Bush-in-the-box.
|Presidents, presidents, everywhere!|
|Majo Chatham Wheat Ale, in a mason jar.|
All the beers come in mason jars, because
that's how they did it in Civil War days.
picked up our lunch selections there as well.
For the beers, I started with a Major Chatham Wheat Ale, which was light and yellow-y as you'd expect, smooth and untroubling. It bore many of the hallmarks of an American Wheat Ale, and apparently has a historical precedent. This was cobbled from the Untappd page for the beer: "A simple farmhouse wheat ale based on the recipe of Major Jebediah Chatham, a private in the Confederate army." Hey, that doesn't sound like a horse at all! And wait--is he a major or a private? Give me the truth, Union Pizza and Brewing!
I liked it enough, and drank it down, but there was something a little off, a little off-flavor I couldn't quite identify. (Yeah, this is where I have to remind people that I have never called myself an "expert".) Either the process or the recipe could use some work, but it wasn't a major flaw. Forgivable, but ought to be corrected.
|Jeff Davis Porter.|
I was much happier with this one. Full-bodied, toasty-toasty, notes of coffee and cocoa. Solid porter.
|Lincolns, Lincolns, all over the place,|
and why does my head look so freaky
in the reflection?
I'll recommend this if you're in Fergus Falls, but it's not a destination, by any means. But, you know, why not go to Fergus Falls? Couldn't hurt.
As for us, our 2-day adventure had come to a close ( I can't wait to tell you about the rest of it!), but we still had 180 miles left to go until we were back home in Minneapolis. The lengths I'm going to in order to try all the breweries in Minnesota!