'Murica American Lager MKRKIT
The 'Murica American Lager is a tribute to what makes our beloved 'Murica so damn 'Murica. BBQs, corn dogs, sunshine, and good times. Pick up the MKRKIT in time for your 4th of July party!
This beer is a pre-prohibition American Lager, styled off of the beers that that were brewed early in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Brewed with barley, rice and a bit of corn for a touch of sweetness. A touch of german hops keep the IBU low with just enough bitterness to balance the sweetness of the corn. Light in body and color.
America's brewing scene in the late 1800s looked much like the beer scene we have today in the 2020s: a few high quality breweries in every town, with some cities sporting dozens or more. Beer was then and is now largely a local affair with a few national brands. Amazingly, the 1800s saw twice as many breweries per capita in the USA than we have today.
Sadly, we all know what happened to these local brewpubs. Consolidation and competition thinned the number down to 1/3 of it's peak between 1875 and 1915, then came prohibition which zapped this number down to zero legal breweries in the USA. Since the end of prohibition in the 1930s, that number remained painfully low until the late 1970s when homebrewing was officially legalized by congress. What happened over the next 40 years was nothing short of remarkable. These newly minted homebrewers took their skills to market and built the craft beer revolution. Thanks 'Murica!