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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Day 206 Drink: Mad Anthony APA

Erie Brewing began making beer in 1994. The company produces four year round beers and six seasonals that they ship to 13 states.

Anthony Wayne was a General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He earned the nickname Mad Anthony for his stunning tactics and fierce assaults on the British. He was involved in several key battles during the Revolution and later was victorious in the Battle of Fallen Timbers facing the Western Indian Confederacy. Wayne died and was buried in what is now Erie, Pa., in 1796. Some of his bones were later moved to his family plot near Radnor, Pa., so he has gone down in history as the only U.S. General to be buried in two places.

Mad Anthony American Pale Ale is a 5.5 percent brew that pours a slightly hazy golden color with a solid white foam collar. There is a herbal quality to the aroma and the beer has a nice hop bite at 40 IBUs.