Trubble Brewing Pays Tribute to a Local Legend

Trubble Brewing Pays Tribute to a Local Legend

The microbrewery’s new beer, Profane Angel, was Fort Wayne-born Carole Lombard’s moniker

Craft beer maker Trubble Brewing is tipping its hat to film legend Carole Lombard with their new beer, Profane Angel.

Carole Lombard (given name: Jane Alice Peters) was born on October 6, 1908 at 704 Rockhill Street in the West Central neighborhood of Fort Wayne.  She was given her first acting job at the age of 12 and went on to star in a slew of motion pictures throughout the 1930’s and 40’s, becoming the highest-paid actress in Hollywood until her tragic death in 1942.

The Fort Wayne-based brewery chose Lombard when they learned of her colorful nickname and what it said about her spirit and independence. “We called her the Profane Angel because she looked like an angel but she swore like a sailor,” noted film director Mitchell Leisen. Other friends described her as “crazy as a bedbug” and “frank and natural.”

The new beer is likened to Lombard in a few other ways.  It is a Black Rye Lager, a beer with German roots, just like Lombard, and Trubble is releasing Profane Angel on October 20th, just two weeks after the actress’s 110th birthday.  Said co-owner and head brewer Chad Hankee, “We think this is a fitting tribute to one of Fort Wayne’s original Trubble-makers.”


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