OG=11.5°p • IBU=22 • SRM = 6 • ABV = 4.8%
American medium bodied golden ale. Slightly sweet with a low hop bitterness to provide balance in this highly drinkable ale.
Reed Gold Mine is the site of the first gold discovered in America. In 1799 Conrad Reed, a 12 year old boy, found it while fishing in Little Meadow Creek in Cabarrus County. For three years the 17 pound hunk of pure gold was used as a doorstop in the Reed household until it was identified for what it truly was. As news of the find spread, it set off the first gold rush in America and the Reed Gold Mine became the largest mine in the area. The US Mint in Charlotte was created to coin the gold from Cabarrus County mines, a precursor to the city’s emergence as the worldwide banking center it is today. Reed’s Gold Ale hearkens back to this remarkable history of our area.