The Great Exhibition of the Works of All Nations of 1851 in London featured, amongst other things, the American medal winning McCormick grain reaper/mower.
It was initially lampooned by the trade press of the day as a cross between a chariot, a wheel barrow and a flying machine.
However, after witnessing the exhibition field trials they changed their tune by recognising that the Reaper was going to revolutionise harvesting and agriculture, relegating the scythe to the field boundaries.
Enjoy this end product of mechanically harvested barley and drink a toast to Cyrus McCormick.
The hops in this beer are American Bravo & English Progress.