A great article about brewing in days past and upcoming beer events in Colonial Williamsburg appeared this morning in the Daily Press.
Here is a snippet:
In 18th-century Virginia, beer for breakfast wasn’t a matter of college boys on a binge. It was everyday life for working people.
But before you imagine folks in knee britches and tricorn hats having drunken fun in the morning sun, let Frank Clark set the record straight.
“Water was often unsafe, because it was contaminated,” said Clark, historic foodways supervisor for Colonial Williamsburg. “So for most people, the everyday beverage was beer or cider. It was for breakfast, lunch and dinner.”
You can view the whole article here.