Three Taverns’ New Irish Stout Honors “The Pied Piper of Decatur”

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”.

More HERE.

3 thoughts on “Three Taverns’ New Irish Stout Honors “The Pied Piper of Decatur””

  1. Thanks Nick. Great story. Even a pro temperance guy like myself is excited about a new beer that celebrates local history.
    Maybe we can look forward to future products like “Fightin’ Joe” Wheeler’s Oakhurst Bourbon, John Sprague’s Medal of Honor Amber Ale, Clarence Cooper’s Decatur Champagne: “Judged The Best!” and (Mary) Latimer’s Pure Sparkling Water, “Bottled At The Source Of Decatur’s Pevine Creek”.

    1. Not sure how you’re spending your days post-CSD, Chris, but it should really be as a Three Taverns local flavor consultant. I want a swig of bourbon barrel-aged Fightin’ Joe Imperial Porter right now!

      1. Thanks Scott. A quick search at the City of Decatur Cemetery “Find A Grave” showed no memorial for Mable. Does anyone know where he’s buried?

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