Beer brewing has a long and rich history at Monticello. Thomas Jefferson’s wife Martha Jefferson brewed small beer, and after her death, the majority of beer was produced by accomplished enslaved brewer, Peter Hemings. Over two hundred years later, Monticello has partnered with local brewery Blue Mountain on our newest beer: Monticello Mountain Ale!

In this video, we present a behind-the-scenes look at how this beer was developed and brewed (spoiler alert: it includes honey from Monticello’s own hives!), and how you can try it for yourself.