Blackfoot River Brewing Company

Poor Richard’s Ale

Poor Richard’s Ale is an interpretation of Benjamin Franklin’s homebrew recipe. Poor Richard’s Ale is a semi dark, malty beer brewed with corn and Molasses. This beer most resembles Strong Scottish style ale. There are many variations being made today due to the ingredients that were available in the early 1700’s vs. today. Corn and molasses, as well as other adjuncts, were commonly brewed with in colonial times because malting barley was hard to come by.

Blackfoot’s Poor Richard’s Ale is light brown in color with a malty aroma. The malty flavor is highlighted with notes of caramel, biscuit malt, toffee, and a creaminess that comes from corn.

  • IBUs: 28
  • ABV: 8.5%
  • Original Gravity: 1.080
  • Terminal Gravity: 1.018
  • Calories / 12oz: 256