FREDERICK, MD - People in Frederick can now get a taste of the Civil War.
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine and Brewer's Alley teamed up to create a series of Civil War beers.
The duo released the second beer in the edition, Proclamation Porter, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
"Tt's not a frivolous thing. It really is a way to engage people and be able to say as they hold a glass in their hand, I'm tasting something that my great-great grandfather, that the men in the Civil War, tasted. It's remembering what they did," says George Wunderlich, executive director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
The museum is also selling Proclamation Porter t-shirts and glasses.
"One of the things we really hope to accomplish here is to bring people into that idea of you can still experience, not just simply study the Civil War, not simply think about the civil war, but you can share experiences with the people who were there," says Wunderlich.
The beer is made from a recipe used in the Civil War. Those at the museum hope it can help people to have a better understanding what the war was all about.
"During the course of the Civil War, the men didn't fight all the time," says Wunderlich. "As a matter of fact, they fought relatively infrequently. The rest of the times, they lived their lives. Part of that life was debating, reading books, talking with friends, and quite frankly, entertaining with liquid refreshments."
Brewer's Alley will donate one dollar for every case sold to the museum.
The duo hopes to released at least nine beers in the series.