Virginia has a long list of historic connections to alcohol. Jamestown had the first brewery in the American colonies, the first cookbook published in the American Colonies, The Compleat Housewife; or, Accomplish’d Gentlewoman’s Companion, was reprinted in Williamsburg, Virginia, by William Parks. This book contained recipes for food, medicine, and alcohol. Because of all of these great connections to Virginia and the history of alcohol, the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) decided to create a program called History on Tap, where we take an alcohol recipe from our collection and partner with a brewery, cidery, or meadery to reproduce the beverage.
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