This is a very cool beer, it is based off of the original recipe created by Washington. I've been impressed by every beer I've had from Yards.
By George, I think we've got it.
Days of debate and deliberation at Independence Hall were often followed by nights of debate and deliberation (and a few libations) at the City Tavern, where our forefathers would gather to exchange revolutionary ideas.
Rich and warming with a deep garnet hue, the molasses-based Tavern Porter reflects Washington's admiration of Philadelphia-style porters and follows a recipe Washington used himself, when brewing beer to satisfy his thirsty field officers.
Enjoy a taste of history, courtesy of Yards Brewing Company, Philadelphia's premier brewer and bottler.
Historical note: Our new brewery is located just blocks away from the site of Robert Hare's brewery, where Washington's favorite Philadelphia Porter was crafted.
It pours very dark and smells of coffee and molasses. This is a very well rounded beer that finishes a little bitter for some bite. I let it come up in temperature a little and the flavors really got strong. Interesting to see what our forefathers enjoyed.