A New England Beer Run!

On August 15, 1620; the Mayflower and the Speedwell set sail for VIRGINIA.  Unfortunately, after only about 200 miles in the rough waters of the north Atlantic, the Speedwell sprang began taking on water and had to turn back.  The decision to abandon the Speedwell and transfer many of its passengers onto the Mayflower set …

Man Does Not Live on Beer Alone – 18th Century Cocktails

We all know the Sugar Trade and Rum fueled the Boston and Philadelphia economies in the 1760’s.  There is no denying that our founding fathers frequently enjoyed a stiff drink.  George Washington owned a distillery that produced rye. Thomas Jefferson treasured his French wines. Even the staid and ultraconservative John Adams had a gill of …