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Thomas Jefferson's Beer Returns
Fox News ^ | Jan. 28, 2011 | Fox News

Posted on 01/29/2011 4:34:02 PM PST by re_tail20

Thomas Jefferson's mountaintop home is teaming up with a local brewery to launch a new ale inspired by the past. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation says it's working with Starr Hill Brewery to offer Monticello Reserve Ale, inspired by what was produced and consumed regularly at Monticello.

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TOPICS: Food; History
KEYWORDS: beer; godsgravesglyphs; thomasjefferson

1 posted on 01/29/2011 4:34:07 PM PST by re_tail20
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To: re_tail20

I’d love to try some!!


2 posted on 01/29/2011 4:35:25 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: re_tail20

It’s a scam, and not the original recipe. The recipe is be adjusted for “modern tastes”.


3 posted on 01/29/2011 4:37:03 PM PST by WackySam (To argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead.)
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To: KoRn

Founding Fathers Brewski!


4 posted on 01/29/2011 4:38:13 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: re_tail20

I like Samuel Adams. A true patriot.


5 posted on 01/29/2011 4:38:43 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White)
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To: re_tail20
Probably got some kind of corn or pumpkin in it. Wrong, wrong, wrong. And evil.

Love the founding fathers, but they made beer out of whatever was to hand.

Give me a beer made by a German immigrant to Texas. That's beer.

/johny

6 posted on 01/29/2011 4:41:09 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: re_tail20

TJ’s beer? Beer this old probably tastes like Mickey’s.


7 posted on 01/29/2011 4:42:05 PM PST by llevrok (Soon, kids will ask their moms whats for dinner, "Hey! Let's go out for Anglo tonight !!!")
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To: re_tail20

Jefferson was a cider and wine guy.

Acres of apples for cider, in the middle of cider country.


8 posted on 01/29/2011 4:43:05 PM PST by Eldon Tyrell
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To: Eldon Tyrell

Hornsby hard cider is okay but Strongbow is much, much better.


9 posted on 01/29/2011 4:56:37 PM PST by proudofthesouth (Libs are pro life only when it comes to animals. When it comes to humans they are pro death.)
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To: WackySam

“The recipe is be adjusted for “modern tastes”.”

Do you mean Miller Lite tastes? I puke!


10 posted on 01/29/2011 4:58:01 PM PST by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: JRandomFreeper

“Give me a beer made by a German immigrant to Texas. That’s beer.”

I prefer a beer crafted by Scots-Irish immigrants to Colorado. :)


11 posted on 01/29/2011 4:59:50 PM PST by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: JRandomFreeper

Ughhh....Pumpkin beer?!

That is the only stuff I ever recall pouring down the drain.


12 posted on 01/29/2011 5:01:57 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: proudofthesouth

What most people don’t realize is that apples were originally farmed for cider - not for eating. And they were into it bigtime.

Montecello is either in or right next to Albemarle county - either the county was named for the apple or vice versa -


13 posted on 01/29/2011 5:07:38 PM PST by Eldon Tyrell
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To: All


Less Than $2.9k Ends
THIS FReepathon!!
Let's Git-R-Done!!

14 posted on 01/29/2011 5:23:32 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: JRandomFreeper

It’s an Ale not a beer, different yeast and fermentation process.


15 posted on 01/29/2011 5:36:46 PM PST by MCF
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To: dljordan

The Stout I make doubles as a fine beverage, and can be used as a substitute for spackle if your drywalling!!

Doesn’t pour out of the bottle. More like “rolls”!

Luv that stuff! Gotta do a batch!


16 posted on 01/29/2011 5:43:53 PM PST by djf (Touch my junk and I'll break yur mug!!!)
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To: re_tail20

If they’d offer a limited run that is true to original recipe, I’d be very interested in trying that.

Unless of course, the original was anything like some of the sketchy brews that resulted in Germany’s purity laws. :-)


17 posted on 01/29/2011 5:46:55 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: djf

I’m doing a batch of Mead now from a recipe given to me by another Freeper. Three weeks and it’s still ‘blurping’ in the fermenter. :)


18 posted on 01/29/2011 5:51:27 PM PST by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: Publius; Billthedrill

ping


19 posted on 01/29/2011 5:52:34 PM PST by Loud Mime (If you don't believe in God, you will believe in government. Choose your "G")
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To: dljordan; knews_hound

Beer ping!


20 posted on 01/29/2011 6:07:36 PM PST by djf (Touch my junk and I'll break yur mug!!!)
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To: djf

I’m doing a batch of Mead now from a recipe given to me by another Freeper. Three weeks and it’s still ‘blurping’ in the fermenter. :)


21 posted on 01/29/2011 6:15:37 PM PST by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: Eldon Tyrell

To 8 - He also very much liked Madeira, though wasn’t much of a drinker himself. He was of the opinion that drunkenness was a weakness, not be emulated.


22 posted on 01/29/2011 6:16:21 PM PST by jla
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To: MCF
It’s an Ale not a beer, different yeast and fermentation process.

If it's somewhat made from a grain and yeast, and not distilled, it's a beer. Call it whatever fancy name you want, but the guys back then weren't that picky.

And I'm a guy that likes a good Trappist Ale.

Sure, I know the diff, and the details, having brewed Ales and Pilsners and lots of other stuff.

But that's pedantic.

/johnny

23 posted on 01/29/2011 6:17:58 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: dljordan

Let us know how it is. I bought a bottle in Ireland and had to cut it w/orange juice. I’m sure it was good mead, I just don’t care for the taste too much.


24 posted on 01/29/2011 6:22:32 PM PST by jla
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To: jla

“Let us know how it is. I bought a bottle in Ireland and had to cut it w/orange juice. I’m sure it was good mead, I just don’t care for the taste too much.”

We have the Rocky Mountain Meadery here in Boulder. Lots of Mead around here.


25 posted on 01/29/2011 6:38:10 PM PST by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: dljordan

I meant the mead you are home brewing.


26 posted on 01/29/2011 7:45:19 PM PST by jla
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To: dljordan
Actually them folks in Bourbon County, Kentucky got it right a couple of hundred or so years ago and to this day there is still no damn beer that can hold a candle to a good bourbon. Or a pretty good bourbon. Or even a fairly good bourbon. After that, I will need a frosty mug with that pilsner.
27 posted on 01/29/2011 7:52:11 PM PST by Tupelo
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To: jla

“I meant the mead you are home brewing.”

Oh, that will be a couple of months from now (it has to age a bit you know). As soon as I get my fermenter cleared I think I’ll be brewing some stout. I also downloaded the plans for a still. Not that I’d do anything against the law of course, for educational purposes only.


28 posted on 01/29/2011 7:55:33 PM PST by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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29 posted on 01/29/2011 9:51:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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I’ll drink to that.


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