George Washington is famous for being the first United States President, but did you know that he dabbled in brewing beer?

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That's right, George Washington had his own recipe for making a beverage that most American's still love to consume today...BEER! According to People, Washington penned an entry in his military journal titled “To Make Small Beer” in 1757. A little known fact about one of our founding fathers.

Once Budweiser found out about it, they brought the recipe to life. The limited-edition George Washington inspired beer is called the Freedom Reserve Red Lager. You can now purchase the beer in store, but before you do, wouldn't you like to know what makes it so special?

The beer is brewed with toasted barley grains and a hint of real molasses, just like Washington instructed. Molasses isn't a common ingredient in today's beer, so you can expect a different kind of flavor for this "old school" taste, if you will. People even included the original recipe From Washington's journal. Check it out:

Take a large Sifter full of Bran Hops to your Taste — Boil these 3 hours. Then strain out 30 Gall. into a Cooler put in 3 Gallons Molasses while the Beer is scalding hot or rather drain the molasses into the Cooler. Strain the Beer on it while boiling hot let this stand til 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 til it is almost done working — Bottle it that day Week it was Brewed.

Put all of that together and you have Budweiser's Freedom Reserve Red Lager!



According to People, the Freedom Reserve Lager will be available in stores from May 1 until the end of September. Not only that, but a portion of the proceeds will go to Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of injured or fallen soldiers.