Thursday, June 27, 2013

3 Fun Facts About Beer and Early America

Three fun facts about beer in early American history:

  1. In 1754 when George Washington was still a young man, he recorded a beer recipe in his notebook.
  2. 20 years later, during 1775, a year before the start of the Revolutionary War, Congress rationed each soldier one quart of Spruce Beer or Cider per man per day. 
  3. George Washington became the first President of the newly formed United States of America in 1789. He bolstered his "buy American" policy by indicating he will only drink porter brewed in America.