You probably remember George Washington from all that “leading the American Revolution and becoming the first President of the United States” business. But did you know that he was also a homebrewer? George was such a dabbler in the craft beer world (back when every beer was a craft beer by its nature) that he left behind some recipes for future generations to use.
For better or worse, Anheuser-Busch got their hands on one of those recipes and used it as the inspiration for a new beer called Freedom Reserve Red Lager.
You can actually see the recipe here as it’s been archived in the New York Public Library. In fairness, it’s less of a recipe and more like instructions on how to brew.