Silver Eagle's Letterbox Aerie

                                      BEER SERIES

Beer has been part of American culture since the days before our nation was founded. In fact, beer has been a staple since civilization began. We know the ancient Babylonians brewed and drank beer over 4,000 years ago. The Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower landed at Plymouth rock in part because, as one colonist wrote in his diary, "We could not now take time for further search... our victuals being much spent, especially our bere." Later, George Washington, an accomplished brewmaster, demanded that the Continental Congress meet its promise of supplying his soldiers a quart of beer daily. This was of utmost importance to the ragged Revolutionaries who were fighting for independence. Today, beer continues to be an integral part of the American way of life. The brewing industry provides beer to more than 80 million people in the U.S. - and all but a minority enjoy their beer responsibly. In fact, beer is so much a part of the American tradition that it is included in the basket of goods the government uses to calculate the Consumer Price Index. Many states have brews they are proud of or are historically interesting, so I decided to dedicate this letterbox series to some of them. So bring along your favorite brew and visit my collection!

 

 LB NAME

 DATE

 CITY, STATE

 COUNTY

Booneshine Brewing
10/17/17
Boone, NC
 Wilkes
Carib Beer
 05/27/15The Bight, Norman Island
BVI
 Coors Beer
07/23/05
 Golden, CO
Jefferson
Coors Beer 2
 10/26/08Golden, CO
Jefferson
Coors Beer 3
07/22/15
Wheat Ridge, CO
 Jefferson
Dixie Beer
01/02/04
New Orleans, LA
Orleans
Fiji Gold
04/27/17
Drawaqa, Fiji
INT
Ice Axe Ale
09/06/08
Government Camp, OR
Clackamas
Jax Beer
 12/29/10New Orleans, LA
 Orleans
Kauai Beer
05/03/17
Wailua, HI
Kauai
Leinenkugel's Beer
06/01/16
Chippewa Falls, WI
Chippewa
Lone Star Beer
11/26/03
San Antonio, TX
Bexar
 Long Trail Ale
06/19/09
Killington, VT
Rutland
Miller Beer
05/31/16
 Milwaukee, WI
 Milwaukee
Molson Beer
08/15/07
Field, BC
 Canada
Olympia Beer
11/11/03
Tumwater, WA
Thurston
Red Stripe Beer
 05/30/15Brewers Bay, Tortola Island
BVI
Sam Adams Beer
 06/14/06 Boston, MA
 Suffolk
Sam Adams Beer 2
08/09/09
Boston, MA
 Suffolk
Shiner Beer
03/05/10
 Shiner, TX
Lavaca
Telluride Brewing
 08/28/17Telluride, CO
San Miguel
Twisted X Beer
 10/03/15Dripping Springs, TX
Hays
TX Corners Beer
06/09/16
Texas Township, MI
 Kalamazoo