Colonial Home Brew Kit Congrats

$25.00

Small beer, named for its low alcohol content, was  given to servants, enslaved people, or children at Mount Vernon. A beer with a higher alcohol content was served to the Washington family and guests. The recipe below is adapted from a handwritten entry in George Washington’s French & Indian War journal “To make small beer.”

 

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Small Beer – The Drink for One and All!

Make your own small beer at home the original way, ready in just 24 hours. Sweet and hoppy. While beer was a Mount Vernon favorite, along with stain glass candy and cacao shell tea, small beer would have been enjoyed by servants, enslaved people, or children. Drinks with a higher alcohol content would have been served to the Washington family and guests.

What is Small Beer?

Small beer, named for its low alcohol content, was enjoyed by colonists and militiamen as a regular beverage. Our recipe is adapted from a handwritten entry in George Washington’s French and Indian War journal “To make small beer” when the future president would have been in his mid 20’s. Recipe and historical information included on keepsake card!

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Card Type - Congrats

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