Blue Hen Brewing Company - Munich Helles Lager
- ABV: 4.6%
- Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 19
- Serving Temperature: 37-42° F
The Blue Hen name comes from local folklore recorded by Delaware historians which relates to a certain leisurely activity known to have occurred by one of the state’s Revolutionary War regiments. It’s told that during the early days of the war, the men of Captian Jonathan Caldwell’s company took with them gamecocks noted for their fighting ability. These particular fowl were of a brood possessing blue features. The regiment fought at Long Island, White Plains, Trenton, and Princeton and when not engaged with the enemy, amused themselves by fighting the Blue Hens. The fame of the fights spread throughout the army and soon the bravery in battle displayed by the regiment coupled with the colorful gamecocks they carried with them earned the militia the name, "The Fighting Blue Hens". So there you have it. You must admit, that’s a pretty proud-lookin’ hen perched on the label.
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