The Central Pacific and the Union Pacific railway companies worked towards each other to complete the first railroad across the United States.
A joining ceremony was carried out on May 10th 1869 when a gold spike was driven into a sleeper by Central Pacific’s President Leland Stanford.
His first attempt was a miss, much to the amusement of the surrounding track layers
After the event the golden spike was removed for safe keeping and is now on display at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University.
Hops used are American Cluster and Cascade.