On this day in 1998, the USS Constitution “Old Ironsides” celebrated its 200th birthday. Navies from six foreign countries sent ships to join in the celebration and the Harpoon Brewery of Boston hosted a party for the thirsty and appreciative sailors. Of course sailors are always appreciative of both beer and of whomever is buying.

Beer Fest tickets available now at MBBF.org or follow this link https://myidahotix.com/events/2020-mountain-brewers-beer-fest-6-6-2020-58530

Copyright Gregg Smith – His latest book “American Beer History” is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/American-Beer-History-Mayflower-Microbreweries/dp/108155410X/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=American+Beer+History&qid=1626977347&sr=8-3