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Posted October 5, 2016

Celebrate Moses Fleetwood Walker’s birthday with a new featured beer

Fleetwood’s Tap Room will celebrate Moses Fleetwood Walker’s 160th birthday by introducing a new craft beer named in his honor on Friday, October 7.

Fleetwood’s birthday celebration

Join us and “free your taste buds” as we tap “Moses’ Acquittal” for the very first time. Stop by Fleetwood’s Tap Room between 4 and 8 p.m. to receive our gift to you – a free ticket to the Toledo Walleye October 7 home exhibition game at the Huntington Center. Puck drop for that game is at 7:15 p.m.

Moses’ Acquittal

Fleetwood’s Tap Room and Moses’ Acquittal are named after Walker, who made history when he played catcher with the Toledo Blue Stockings of the American Association in 1884. The brew’s name is a reference to Walker being acquitted by a jury after being accused of murder in 1891.

Moses’ Acquittal is brewed exclusively for Fleetwood’s Tap Room by the Black Cloister Brewing Company, located in downtown Toledo.

“It’s a northern English inspired brown ale with a honey nut taste,” says Shannon Fink, Black Cloister’s head brewmaster. “I use honey malt instead of using honey in the brewing process, to give it a better honey flavor. I’m really excited for people to enjoy it as much as I do.”

Moses Fleetwood Walker artwork

Prominently displayed inside Fleetwood’s Tap Room is a large painting of Walker, created by local artist Richard Reed. He says his goal for the colorful three-dimensional painting was to represent Walker as a person and not an historical figure.

“I wanted to portray him as someone who dealt with real struggles in life and played professional baseball against all the odds of racism,” says Reed. “It’s also a celebration of his accomplishment and the important place he holds in baseball history.”