|Left is Chris from Arcady, right Mark Thompson from Starr Hill Brewery|
For instance, did you know that as wine was an expensive import in early America, Thomas Jefferson drank beer with dinner? It was brewed at Monticello, while wine was enjoyed as an after-dinner beverage!
Yesterday, on Presidents' Day, Chris went over to Monticello (all in the name of research, natch) to taste the release of the new Monticello Reserve Ale seen here in Mark's hand which is the result of a team effort of Starr Hill Brewery and Monticello. It will be Monticello's signature beer and was created by carefully studying what kind of beer was created at Monticello during Jefferson's time.
More information can be seen at Starr Hill's blog on this tasty new treat!!