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Starr Hill Collaboration – Monticello Reserve Ale

Monticello Reserve Ale is inspired by what was produced and consumed regularly at Monticello. It is made from a combination of wheat and corn, lightly hopped.
Brewing beer was an important plantation activity at Monticello.

Virginia based brewery Starr Hill has teamed up with The Thomas Jefferson Foundation to create Monticello Reserve Ale, the official beer of Monticello.

Monticello Reserve Ale is inspired by what was produced and consumed regularly at Monticello.  It is made from a combination of wheat and corn, lightly hopped.
Brewing beer was an important plantation activity at Monticello.  Beer, one of the “table liquors” served with meals, was a staple of the Jefferson household.  Records go back to 1772, when Jefferson’s wife Martha oversaw the periodic brewing operations, producing 15 gallon casks of small beer – beer with low alcohol content – about every two weeks.

While this is quite a drive for most of us, The Thomas Jefferson Foundation is hosting a Presidents’ Day tasting on Monday, February 21, noon to 3:00 p.m. It’s a free public tasting of the first keg produced from Starr Hill.

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