Tag Archives: Washington D.C.

The Weekly Question: Do You Have What It Takes?

No poll this time, but a challenge for successful drinkers everywhere: are you a true patriot–that is, can you brew George Washington’s own small-stock recipe?

Your recipe (quoted from the man):

To Make Small Beer

Take a large Sifter full of Bran, Hops to your Taste. –Boil these 3 hours then strain out 30 Gallons into a Cooler, put in 3 Gallons Molasses while the Beer is Scalding hot…  let this stand till it is little more than Blood warm then put in a quart of Yeast–if the Weather is very Cold cover it over with a Blanket & let it Work in the cooler 24 hours, then put it into the Cask–leave the Bung open till it is almost done Working–Bottle it that day a Week it was Brewed.

If you refuse this assignment, I will find you.

If you complete this task, submit a video to the Banjo of your completed work, and I’ll see fit you are made a superstar.


You D.C.-Area Drinkers Are Now Very Privileged

The first place I’ve seen to lay a challenge to Brouwer’s Tap House in Seattle for Beer Heaven.  Birch & Barley, which is now open, (copious photos here) looks like a very good idea, and with the MBC here in Billings, we may have a complete sandwich.

I dispatch you (and you know who you are, fair successful east-coast drinkers) to case the joint and report back.  I’ve never been to D.C. to drink, but it’s looking like a better idea.