Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Capt. James Jack Pilsner May 20th, 1775
On May 19, 1775 twenty-six local civic leaders convened the Mecklenburg Convention at the corner of Trade and Tryon in downtown Charlotte, NC. One day later on May 20th, the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was unanimously adopted. It was the first such declaration by any civic body in the British colonies. Captain James Jack, a local tavern owner, volunteered at great personal risk to carry the Declaration more than 500 miles on horse back to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. That's the interesting story on this Old Mecklenburg Pilsner's name, no on to the beer itself. This is a pilsner at 4.9% abv and has nice sharp gold color with a brilliant white head that is thick, but is gone before you know it. It has a nice calm light hop scent with a sort of grassy aroma to it that smells like a spring lawn, not bad. On the taste you get a crisp hop not that is light and refreshing with the tiniest bit of bitterness. You get a nice clean crispy refreshing finish that goes down rather smooth, that makes this is a good everyday kind of beer, when you just want to good plane beer. This Captain is good and drinkable, not to light not to heavy, a good balance of things. This is good on any day, especially a hot one. Old Mecklenburg Brewery seems to pride themselves on making each beer special, great and tasty in my opinion and that's how you need to feel about most beer in general , pride and happiness. That is key to good beer drinking. Try this and you'll agree! Cheers! Please drink responsibly!