George Washington, Brewer: His Recipe for “Small Beer”

gwbeerThe resources for the study of George Washington at The New York Public Library are important, and include such singular icons as the autograph manuscript of the great man’s Farewell Address to his fellow citizens upon leaving the Presidency. But certainly the most effervescent item of Washingtoniana in The New York Public Library is the first President’s personal recipe for “small beer,” which appears in the notebook dating from 1757 that Washington kept while he served as a colonel in the Virginia militia.

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