Baxters 1867 at The Traveller’s Inn, Milford
The Traveller’s Inn, Milford, Co. Donegal has launched a new house beer, ‘Baxters 1867’. Owner Michael McBride commissioned the craft beer in honour of the Baxter family, whose roots to the building go back to 1867. Brewed by Kinnegar Brewing, ‘Baxters 1867’ is a crisp and refreshing pale ale. The beer is based on an American pale ale style in recognition of Samuel Alexander Baxter, who fought with the North in the American Civil War. ‘Baxters 1867’ is exclusive to The Traveller’s Inn and has been going down a treat with customers.
Michael McBride says: ‘I’ve been interested in the history of the building for quite some time and have often heard references relating to the Baxter family like the phrase ‘there’s still a light in Baxter’s’. Or the warning that was issued to many a misbehaving student, who was told they would ‘only be good for holding up Baxter’s Corner’. I was intrigued by the family’s story, particularly when I discovered the connection to the American Civil War. I asked Rick LeVert from local company Kinnegar Brewing, to create a craft beer inspired by the Baxter legacy and I’m delighted with the result.’
Rick LeVert, Kinnegar Brewing says: ‘We loved working with Michael on this project. Kinnegar Brewing is all about finely crafted, all natural farmhouse beers. Collaborations with like-minded, local businesses like Michael’s are a natural fit for us and a great way to experiment with new recipes and flavours. The added bonus is that customers get to experience more variety, enjoying craft beer at its best.’
As well as sampling the house beer, visitors to The Traveller’s Inn can enjoy a quality dining experience using the freshest and finest local produce. Famous for its relaxed atmosphere and traditional music sessions, The Traveller’s Inn is the perfect place for those hoping to experience an authentic Donegal welcome. Contact The Traveller’s Inn or 074 91 63499 or www.thetravellersinn.com