George Washington's beer recipe

Fortitude’s Founding Father Brew , and its based off the original hand-written recipe below.

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.


Molasses can make a pretty rough beer! That’s more like Mead. Fermented sucrose instead of maltose.

No wonder his teeth were falsies. :wink:


So our founding father was also our foaming father?


I dont imagine the revolution was easy , i don’t blame him.