Thirsty Thursday: Ten Patriotic Beers - The Taste of Freedom


Trying to find the perfect beer to pair with your ‘Merica t-shirt, Uncle Sam hat, and fireworks, look no further than these patriotic brews.  Note that Fansided Radio does not condone fireworks and drinking.  It gets hard to open a beer after a few misfires.



Avery Ale to the Chief – Strong “Presidential” Pale Ale as they have dubbed it.  And another catchy description – “a bipartisan blend of malt and hops.”



Rogue American Amber Ale – Smooth, malty beer with a coffee smell.  More complex than the normal subdued amber ales.



Stoudt’s American Pale Ale – Their number one selling beer for ten years, this pale ale is flavorful but not overpowering.  It would go great at a BBQ to accompany burgers and dogs.  Like other pale ales, it has a hoppy flavor yet a citrus element to cut the bitterness.



Yard’s Brewing – Poor Richard’s Tavern Spruce Ale - Based on Ben Franklin’s original beer recipe using spruce and molasses instead of barley and hops and originally brewed to celebrate his 300th birthday.  Also in the Ales of the Revolution are the General Washington Tavern Porter and Thomas Jefferson’s Tavern Ale.  Who knew paying attention in history class could pay off with some beer?



Founding Fathers Brewing Lager – Rich amber lager with full-bodied flavor.  So far this is found in the South and Midwest.  More importantly, 50% of the profits from the brewery are donated to the families of the US Military.  How can you not support that cause, good beer and helping those that fight for our freedom.



Anchor Brewing Liberty Ale – This is a mild IPA and not overly hoppy.  Almost more of a hoppy pale ale than IPA but overall a tasty beer.  It was originally brewed in 1975 to celebrate the bicentennial of Paul Revere’s ride.



Terrapin All American Pilsner – Although this is currently a retired beer, I wanted to mention in case it makes an appearance again.  Plus I must have stocked up when it was last released in November for Election Day, since I still have one in the cellar for the 4th.  It is a strong Imperial Pilsner with a blend of German and American styles with a hoppy yet citrus flavor.  What’s not to love with a cartoon turtle dressed like Uncle Sam on the bottle!



21st Amendment Bitter American Pale Ale or Brew Free or Die IPA – Yes I’ve mentioned these a few times recently but I thought I’d mention them again until you go out and pick up this tasty IPA from San Fran!



Sam Adams Boston Lager – The brewery is named after one of America’s founding fathers, who also brewed his own beer.  The Boston lager is the original recipe and flagship beer from the brewery since 1984.



Whether you are spending your holiday weekend at the beach, pool, or backyard BBQ, look out for these patriotic beers to add the taste of freedom!  Cheers!


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