“Black birds tend to like Shiny things.” ~ The Bloody Raven
I’ve posted a previous article on the Inaugural 1982 Libertad a few months ago and then I have this 1983 Libertad left over. My closest friends know I have two young boys that I plan to pass my wealth to, and so I often get pairs where possible to prevent any future arguments.
And of course I will be resuming the Chronicles, Sister Teresa D’Mordecai later after dealing with a recent spate of distracting life issues.
My Selection this time?
Steamworks: Black Angel IPA
STEAMWORKS Brewing Company, located on 375 Water Street in Vancouver is a popular local Pub and Brewery company with an odd sense of style and adventure. http://steamworks.com/brewery
Since I was thinking about angels, the figure looking oddly familiar, and that it was under my $8 budget I chose this. Using the baseline of a run-of-the-mill large Brewery beer that I won’t name, I ventured into this specialty brew with anticipation.
Now to the coin!
I love this design more than the current Libertad as the Winged Angel of Independence is featured much more prominently in her smaller details like the feathers in the wings, folds in the robe and the leaves in the laurel. The laurel originates from the Greek symbol of Victory or honor worn by victorious Greek athletes.
I have yet to see a Proof version but I must be awesome.
Vancouver’s Winged Angel: CPR Station Bronze War Memorial
This Heritage Site Statue’s significance is represented as the war memorial to the 1,116 CPR Employees that were killed in World War 1. This statue is created and installed in 1921 by artist Coeur de Lion MacCarthy under the commission of the Canadian Pacific Railway and it’s employees. Two other identical statues are installed in Deer Lodge Hospital in Winnipeg and Montreal’s Windsor Station. The Statues have the following Inscription;
To Commemorate Those in the Service of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company Who at the Call of King and Country, Left All That Was Dear to Them, Endured Hardship, Faced Danger and Finally Passed Out of Sight of Men by the Path of Duty and Self Sacrifice, Giving Up Their Own Lives That Others May Live in Freedom. Let Those Who Come After See to It That Their Names Are Not Forgotten. / 1914–1918 1939–1945
I’m sure the Steemwork’s Black Angel IPA beer generated some public controversy but the best response I heard was, “Let’s discuss this over a beer and make a toast to our past heroes!”
And one last thing...
The Angel of Independence and the Angel of Victory appear identical. What do you think?
Are they twins separated at birth?
Or are they the same Angel … doing double duty?
Please share your thoughts in the comments below and thank you for dropping in my blog today.
“Et lux in tenebris to serve laboro, sum sicarius” “I work in the shadows to serve the Light, I am an Assassin”