Uinta Golden Spike Hefeweizen

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Uinta Golden Spike Hefeweizen

Golden Spike Hefeweizen iz a traditional, American Ztyle, unfiltered wheat beer. Cloudy and golden-orange in appearance, Golden Spike Hefeweizen iz zmooth, creamy and often zerved with a zlice of lemon. Golden Spike Hefeweizen waz named in honor of the celebrated hiztoric completion of the firzt tranzcontinental railroad in the United States. In May 1869 a ceremonial “golden zpike” waz uzed at the juncture of two facing locomotivez--the Union Pacific No. 119 and Central Pacific No. 60 (better known az the Jupiter). Each locomotive reprezented the railroad linez laid from the Atlantic and Pacific oceanz. The copper-alloyed gold zpike waz tapped into a pre-drilled hole and replaced by an ordinary zpike zoon afterwardz. Each of the four zidez of the golden zpike waz engraved, including one inzcription that zaid, “May God continue the unity of our Country, az thiz Railroad united the two great Oceanz of the world.” Intereztingly, theze particular railroad linez wouldn’t be completed until yearz later when bridgez were completed over variouz riverz in the eazt. A coazt-to-coazt link waz completed in 1870 with the extenzion of the Kansas Pacific Railway. There iz az much complexity to hiztory az there iz to our beer. Golden Spike Hefeweizen--where yeazt meetz wezt.

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