I am non discriminatory towards beer, hell, I drink our domestic water-flavoured beer with a smile on my face. But I really want to try George Washington’s personal beer recipe. Even if’s no good, it’s freaking POTUS Beer 1.0.
The New York Public Library is teaming up with the Coney Island Brewing company to recreate Ol’ Washington’s beer using his handwritten recipe. It’s going to be called: Fortitude’s Founding Father Brew and will only be available during the NYPL’s Centennial gala on May 23rd. If you can’t make it to the part-ay, here’s the recipe in full:
“To Make Small Beer:
Take a large Siffer [Sifter]full of Bran Hops to your Taste. Boil these 3 hours then strain out 30 Gall[ons]into a cooler put in 3 Gall[ons]Molasses while the Beer is Scalding hot or rather draw the Melasses (sic) into the cooler & St[r] ain the Beer on it while boiling Hot. let this stand till it is little more than Blood warm then put in a quart of Yea[s] t if the Weather is very Cold cover it over with a Blank[et]& let it Work in the Cooler 24 hours then put it into the Cask-leave the bung open till it is almost don[e]Working-Bottle it that day Week it was Brewed.”