Dr. Saw Bones Will See You Now
During the height of the Civil War, our hometown of Frederick was given the nickname "One Vast Hospital." With Maryland smack dab in the middle of the Union and Confederacy, patients often outnumbered residents. To this day, if you stand on a quiet street after sunset, you can still hear them singing "Hard Tack Come Again No More."
Despite pioneering a good bit of modern medicine, doctors were dubbed "saw bones." While the literal sometimes occurred for those on the wrong end of a musket, Saw Bones were also revered for hand-made elixirs in which the cure-all nature of both ginger and lemon were common.
To pay homage to the hard-working people on Mercy Street, we enlisted the National Museum of Civil War Medicine to bring you a new Saw Bones in the form of a Belgian-style table beer with ginger and lemon. Crisp and clean on the palette with bold citrus, spice and malt character, it's just what the doctor ordered.
Set up camp and enjoy Saw Bones all summer long:
- Saturday, June 4 - (sneak preview) Brew Fest at Stillpoint Farm
- Friday, June 10 - Flying Dog tasting room release
- Wednesday, June 15 - JoJo’s Taphouse Saw Bones party
- Friday, June 24 - Strong Mansion Cigar & Whiskey Night
- Monday, July 4 - Frederick’s 4th at Baker Park
Saw Bones is available exclusively in Frederick. If you can't make it out to one of these events, scout yourself a take-home case using our Beer Finder.