Mount Vernon hosts a colonial beer dinner featuring Yards Brewing Company.
By Nevin Martell
Gerald Ford was a gin and tonic man, Nixon preferred rum and cokes, but George Washington was a stalwart beer fan. To celebrate the first commander in chief’s longtime love of a good brewski, Mount Vernon is teaming up with Yards Brewing Company to present a colonial beer dinner on October 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Diners will get the chance to try a number of beers from the Philadelphia brewery, including George Washington’s Tavern Porter. The molasses-based brew is based on a recipe favored by Washington, who enjoyed quaffing a few cold ones with his officers in between battling Redcoats. To complement these frosty beverages, Mount Vernon Inn’s chef Richard Thompson is creating an exclusive four-course dinner menu inspired by colonial cuisine, which will include venison tenderloin, duck, and GW’s favorite hoecakes. Yards’ founder Tom Kehoe will also be on hand to talk about the potent pairings.