Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The Drinking Habits of Our Founding Fathers
But how do we really know that the founding fathers as a group drank a lot? Well, believe it or not, there are records of their shenanigans. In 1787, two days before they signed the Constitution, the 55 delegates to the convention went to a local tavern. According to the bill, they drank 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, 8 whiskeys, 22 porters, eight hard ciders, 12 bottles of beer and 7 bowls of alcoholic punch. They did have a reason to celebrate!! And keep in mind, that may seem like a lot, but the average American at the time drank many more the times as Americans of today do. Getting drunk, but not losing control, was much more acceptable than it is today.
So there you have it! As we celebrate our nation, don't forget to drink a beer ... it's a tradition!
(Handbrewed Soaps is NOT endorsing getting drunk, just to celebrate... responsibly!)