On this day in 1775, the Marine Corps was formed in Tun Tavern of Philadelphia. Recruitment was aided through buying the newly signed Marine a beer in the friendly confines of the tavern; once located on Front Street between Walnut and Chestnut. A fine branch of the US Navy, the Marine Corps has diligently protected the country for 245 years; buying a Marine a beer today would be a good way to say thanks. BTW Marine veterans count – once a Marine…   always a Marine. Semper Fi.

Look for news on the 2021 Beer Fest in Idaho Falls coming soon.

Copyright Gregg Smith – his latest book “American Beer History” is available on Amazon