HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — A beer recipe from America’s first president will be on the tips of some tongues outside the upcoming debate to choose the next president.
A New York brewery has whipped up what it calls “Colonial Ale.” The Blue Point Brewing Company, in Long Island, says it used the recipe from a 25-year-old George Washington that was found in the archives of the New York Public Library.
Washington was a colonel in the Virginia Regiment Militia when he wrote the recipe in a military notebook in 1757.
The recipe features barley, corn, oats, wheat, molasses and spruce tips.
The brew will be served at a hospitality tent during next Monday’s presidential debate on Long Island. Soon after, it will be available at Blue Point’s tasting room in Patchogue (PACH’-awg).