The Junction Station was built over a century ago in 1858. During the build, workers used square nails which can still be seen in parts of the structure to this day. After over a century and a half, these nails have taken on a rusty orange which coincidentally is the same colour as our amber ale!
Having worked nights as a telegraph operator at Junction Station, a young Thomas Edison relied on bright incandescent light to see during his night shifts. Much like incandescent light, our blonde brew emits a similar hue to that of candle light.
In the late 1880's, Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla were involved in a shocking battle known as the War of Currents. Edison had developed direct current (DC) while Tesla believed alternating current (AC) was superior. Today, instead of war, we see these two systems working in parallel to power different things. As we reflect on this shocking tale we enjoy a different shock from our IPA with it's happy flavours and aromas.
As the story goes, a young Thomas Edison was ﬁred from Junction Station after falling asleep on the job and nearly causing a train accident. Thankfully the train managed to stop in time, avoiding any collision. Our milk stout is sweet like the ﬁnish to that incident, but dark like that very night.