Proclamation porter

Brewer's Alley in Frederick has issued its Proclamation Porter, available in stores hereabouts. An interesting collaboration with the Museum of Civil War Medicine, to be sure.

Wainwright says porter (along with ale, cider and wine) was always available at Burnside's headquarters during Grant's Richmond campaign.

This one is balanced, a little sweet but nicely offset by the right measure of hops. I can imagine drinking it in the heat of early summer, in the shade of Burnside's tent, as my heavy woolens soak up sweat and the dull itch of a thousand insect bites gives way to the pleasure of the moment.

"So Burn, tell me, where do you get stuff this good?"