Budweiser’s New Beer Is Based On George Washington’s Recipe From 1757

Has anyone seen this beer in Sacramento yet? Tried it?

By Marilyn Nelson on May 3, 2018
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Just in time for summer, Budweiser is making one of the most American beers ever!

The brew is called “Freedom Reserve Red Lager” and is based on a recipe our first President George Washington jotted down in his military journal 261 years ago. According to USA Today, its not a super complicated recipe, but does contain real molasses, which isn’t a very common ingredient in beer these days. It also has very specific instructions for brewing.

The beer is hitting store shelves now in limited quantities. And, very cool, a portion of the proceeds from it will be donated to spouses and children of soldiers.


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