These turbulent political times may leave you wondering, “Where the heck is George Washington when you need him?” If so, here’s some good news: Though our first president might not be coming back (I don’t know if a zombie George Washington would be that helpful anyways), one of his beers is – and just in time to drown your sorrows before 2016’s first presidential debate.
New York’s Blue Point Brewing followed a recipe for beer George Washington wrote down in a military journal in 1757, back when the future president was just a 25-year-old colonel in the Virginia Regiment militia, to make its new Colonial Ale. Brewmaster Dan Jansen said the brewery plucked the 260-year-old brewing instructions from the New York City Public Library (though the recipe is also readily available online). “We tried to utilize the ingredients that they would've used at the time,” he told Fox5. He elaborated to CBS News, “We used some corn and some oats, some wheat, as well as some white molasses syrup.”