‘V for Victory Porter’ to be unveiled at Wright Museum

On Saturday, October 20 at the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro, nearby neighbor Burnt Timber Brewing will pour ‘V for Victory Porter,’ a beer made especially for the occasion.

According to Eddie Michno, who owns Burnt Timber Brewing with wife Mara, his beer is based on a recipe from Whitbread Brewery in London for a porter they made in 1940.

“I touched it up a bit to bring the alcohol content up from then 2.8% to the 4.5% range to give it a fuller flavor,” he said. “The original beer was apparently brewed at a time while the brewery was under aerial attack from the Germans.”

As for the choice to brew a porter, Michno said he had a clear vision as to what he wanted to make for the Wright Museum.

“Due to prohibition, a lot of the breweries in America weren’t making anything much different than American lager at the time,” he said. “I didn’t want to brew an expensive version of a water downed beer.”

Based on his own personal test taste, Michno feels confident he achieved his objective.

“It tastes good,” he said. “I’m excited to bring it to the Wright.”

For those unable to visit the Wright Museum on Saturday October 20, ‘V for Victory Porter’ is available on tap at Burnt Timber Tavern in Wolfeboro.

“A portion of the proceeds from ‘V for Victory Porter’ sales at the Tavern will benefit the Wright Museum,” added Michno.

As for details regarding the October 20 event, adults (21+) who purchase admission to the Wright Museum on that day will receive one complimentary tasting of beer with additional 12 ounce pours available for purchase. Paid admission will also enable visitors of all ages to enjoy complimentary BBQ pork ribs and homemade mac and cheese courtesy of Mill Street Meat Market and Jacob Ivester, Personal Chef.

For Mike Culver, executive director of the museum, this community-oriented event represents “Wolfeboro at its best.”

“It is wonderful to see so many businesses working together and with us to create a fun, family-friendly event to help celebrate a great 2018,” he said. “We are all so grateful at the interest and support show by these businesses in the Wright Museum.”

Proceeds from the October 20 event (held indoors) will benefit the Wright Museum, which features more than 14,000 items in its collection that are representative of both the home front and battle field.

“We honor the sacrifices made by this ‘greatest generation’ and demonstrate how its study and appreciation is relevant to our lives today,” added Culver. “I hope people visit us for this event and take a peak inside at exhibits and a collection that bring in close to 19,000 annually…This is a special place and we have some great neighbors, too.”

For more information about the Wright Museum, which is open daily through Oct. 31, visit www.wrightmuseum.org.

To learn more about Burnt Timber Brewing and Tavern, or ‘V for Victory Porter,’ visit www.burnttimbertavern.com.