All kinds of people made the wagon trip into the Wild West: bankers from Boston, carpenters from Ohio, even brewers from Bavaria. After fording rivers and not dying of cholera or exhaustion, these brave folks would have enjoyed a tasty beer at the end of the trail. Fermented with lager yeast at higher ale temperatures, this beer is an homage to an American beer style that emerged during the California Gold Rush. Its firm, grainy maltiness and hoppy aromas of tangerine, apricot and citrus will make you want to party like it’s 1849.
50 Beers to Drink on the Fourth of July from Every U.S. State
Happy 4th of July! Celebrate your patriotism by drinking a local beer from your home-state. Check out these must-try beers from every state in America.