Sometimes beginning his talks with “Good evening, friends,” Roosevelt urged listeners to have faith in the banks and to support his New Deal measures. The “fireside chats” were considered enormously successful and attracted more listeners than the most popular radio shows during the “Golden Age of Radio.” Roosevelt continued his broadcasts into the 1940s, as Americans turned their attention to World War II. Roosevelt’s first fireside chat was March 12, 1933, which marked the beginning of a series of 30 radio broadcasts to the American people reassuring them the nation was going to recover and shared his hopes and plans for the country. The chats ranged from fifteen to forty-five minutes.”- The W
I’ve always loved FDR. I can remember sitting in my college-level high school American History class, bored to death, and thankful that this man came along. I even remember hearing a passionate sermon about him.
I’m almost as evangelical about the beer as some are about the former President. Brewed seasonally by 21st amendment, it is one of my favorite beers of all time.
The flavors are so pleasant with the hops and the malts intertwined that I have a hard time picking apart the flavor. There are caramel-burnt malts with a balanced bitter component. the spices are very rich and deep. There are distinct ginger, nutmeg and even pepper flavors which, contrary to some drinkers, I did not find overwhelming.
If you haven’t tasted this beer, I highly recommend it. I also recommend listening to this, FDR’s first Fireside Chat. In fact, I’ll be bold and say you really should do the two together!