From the Bottle Collection: Suwanee River Ale

Without intent, I have collected well over 1,000 beer bottles since the early 70s. When something finally had to be done about the cheap paneling in this old modular, I had a choice. Tear down the walls while, oh, so carefully, replacing the often rotted 1X3s. Or: cover them with… The Bottle Collection.


  I know a tad about this one. Suwanee River Ale was probably brewed for Spirit of Suwanee Campground in Live Oak, Florida. There was a small contract brewer in the south who brewed the beer. To be honest I think they had two different venders over the years, so I’m not sure which one. The whole thing was put together by Micro Masters, a company out of Pensacola.
 The bottle itself was pulled from the collection to take a picture of it, but now it’s… well, somewhere in this vast collection. When I find it I’ll return and post the picture.
  I got the bottle at Micro Masters when my friend Steve Fried, who was the founding brewer at McGuires, and brewmaster there for many years, gave me the bottle.
  To be honest a very bland ale: not much to talk about. Kind of a little darker than Bud: but not by much. They basically brewed one beer and slapped different labels on the bottles.
  Micro Masters had many clients but, according to my information, went out of business due to mismanagement. And I seriously doubt many missed the beer.