Apparently the folks at Three Taverns know I’m a sucker for a good Decatur history lesson.
If you’re wondering where the name for Three Tavern’s new Irish Stout comes from, here you go! Courtesy of Three Tavern’s Brian Purcell…
On St. Patrick’s Day in 1895, when the streets still ran on all four sides of the Decatur square, a young man named Maury Mable first marched through downtown Decatur to honor his ancestral homeland. For fifty years, dressed in top hat and tails and carrying a cane, Maury marched, alone or accompanied by anyone who wished to join in. His parade drew crowds to watch him strut through the downtown streets, often followed by the Decatur high band.
This Saturday the 17th, , 2018 on St. Patrick’s Day at 11am, Three Taverns Brewery will honor the memory of Ol’ Maury. We will gather on Hillyer Place opposite Fellini’s, and march through the streets of Decatur to the Brick Store Pub where we’ll raise a pint of Maury Mable’s Irish Stout and toast his memory. Leading this ragamuffin group, which includes a piper and anyone who cares to join in, will be the Brick Store’s Irish Mike Gallagher with top hat and cane in the tradition of Maury Mable himself.
Maury Mable’s Irish Stout will be pouring at the Brick Store Pub, The Marlay House, Mac McGees and Leons, so come out and join our march and raise a glass to “The Pied Piper of Decatur”.