Washington Post's beer run includes a stop at Monticello

Posted in: Food and drink, Jefferson Today, Visiting Monticello

Everyone knows that Thomas Jefferson loved wine, but did you know that he also brewed his own beer at Monticello? In Wednesday's Washington Post, Jenny Mayo writes about a recent trip to Monticello, her first stop on the up-and-coming Charlottesville, Va., beer trail.   

Mayo writes:  "It turns out that Jefferson reserved wine as an after-dinner treat at Monticello; beer and cider were the "table liquors," and the industrious and experimental Founding Father orchestrated the brewing of both on his own estate. He even grew many of his own grains and hops."

 

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