An old Welsh proverb says that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but 103-year-old Mildred “Millie” Bowers has other ideas.
Bowers, who survived the depression and has outlived two husbands, has a unique take on her advanced age.
The centenarian credits her love of beer as a major factor in her longevity, even going so far as to convince her physician to sign off on her daily afternoon pint.
“Have a beer, doctor’s orders” –Mildred Bowers, party girl
This begs the question, which is the true source of continued good health– apples or beer?
The good news is that at Apple Day in Excelsior September 17th, you don’t have to choose. Saturday apples and beer will combine for a tour de force for your immune system and mental health.
Excelsior is the place to be for an entire day devoted to celebrating apples. Festivities include a 5k road race and pie-eating contest. In our taproom, we’ve even cooked up a specialty beer to mark the occasion.
Head Brewer Niles’ latest opus is a Nut Brown Ale infused with apple cider, nutmeg, cinnamon and clove that is sure to kick the festivities into high gear.
With only a single keg of his masterpiece and an early open at 10am, interested parties hoping for a taste would do well to arrive early.
It’s Apple Day in Excelsior, stop off and enjoy a pint… or face the wrath of Grandma Millie.