William Dowd; Book Review: A tasty brew of history
Posted by Bob Skilnik on June 23, 2007
When the history of American whiskey is written, again, George Washington will have to play a more important role than ever. The recent opening of his Mount Vernon, VA, distillery that was rebuilt 200 years after fire destroyed the original brought back to public awareness what a major distiller he was in the new United States.
However, the history of American beer — and its relationship to food as well as to society — has been written, by beer writer and historian Bob Skilnik. And in this arena, Washington also plays a major role.