George Washington, un presidente birraio

Per festeggiare il centenario della “New Yok Public Library”, il 23 maggio prossimo, la Coney Island Brewing Company ha prodotto una birra seguendo la ricetta personale del Primo Presidente degli Stati Uniti d’America George Washington. La birra si chiama Fortitude’s Founding Father Brew.

La ricetta fu scritta a mano proprio da George Washington quando era militare in Virginia e come ingredienti prevede: crusca, luppolo, lievito e melassa.


“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 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.”




Anche Thomas Jefferson era un HomeBrewer. Chissà? magari anche Roosevelt e Lincoln…