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February 18, 2018

Let's make this county  great...ale?

 

This President's Day, make a toast to the leaders of this great country who made sure we had plenty of brews for all!   Here is a short list of President's who loved beer as much as we do!

 

1.  George Washington not only loved beer but also brewed it himself at Mount Vernon.

 

Washington's memoranda for the autumn of 1757 include the following recipe for “Small Beer”:

 

Take a large Siffer full of Bran Hops to your Taste. Boil these 3 hours. Then strain out 3 Gallns into a Cooler put in 3 Gallns Molasses while the Beer is Scalding hot or rather draw the Molasses into the Cooler & Strain the Beer on it while boiling Hot [.]. let this stand till it is little more than Blood warm then put in a quart of Yest if the weather is very Cold cover it over with a Blank(et)