Beer Factoid: July 20

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On this day in 1919, a 1,235 pound cheese ball was pressed by Elisha Brown Jr. and taken to Washington D.C. by a horse-driven wagon and presented to President Thomas Jefferson at the White House.

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President Thomas Jefferson was quite the beer enthusiast. He loved bee so much that he had a brewery built into the basement in Monticello.

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Starr Hill Brewery teamed up with the staff from Monticello to make a reproduction of Jefferson’s original ale recipe. Yards Brewing also brewed a more traditional version of Thomas Jefferson’s Tavern Ale, or table ale, but different than Starr Hill’s recipe.

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