189/1774) Home: Legends of the Bay - Captain Tripp brewed for Midland Beer Works by Hockley Valley Brewing of Ontario: *; sweet, malty, unremarkable;
The legend goes like this: on September 12, 1885 (oddly enough, three days before the death of Jumbo the elephant, also commemorated with a beer) the wooden hull of the Regina split open. Captain Amos Tripp believed there was a chance he could ground her on a sandbar and save the crew and cargo but his crew disagreed and abandoned ship. His body was found washed ashore shrouded in a sail. To this day it is believed his spirit resides at the Cove Island Lighthouse, where he aids the light-keepers.
It's a great story that deserves a more remarkable beer.