"Thirstier than a White Face Mule"
Three decades later
More than 30 years later, that day has come as we have named our brewery after his classic mountain saying. The meaning behind Sam’s saying comes from old-timey farmers that used mules to “tend” their land. After a long day farming, man and mules would return to the barn, hot and thirsty. To cool themselves, the mules’ bodies and faces would perspire and lather up. When the lather dried, the salt of the perspiration remained which made their faces look white and crystallized - like salt. To honor all the old-timey farmers, hardworking mules, and good friends a more aptly named Salt Face Mule Brewing Co. was born, a tribute to those farmers and mules who worked hard and enjoyed a nice cold drink at the end of the day.