From a non-Bud drinker, I have to be impressed with the marketing efforts these guys have done over the years.


They've aligned themselves with the Working Joe and the patriotism that comes along with it. So, it's pretty understandable that they make a beer with George Washington's recipe. According to CNBC, the beer called the 'Freedom Reserve Red Lager' is looking to be malt forward with a hint of molasses and at 5.4%, it's definitely crushable.

The questions about the beer still loom. What will be the texture and is it going to taste anywhere close to what Bud heavy tastes like? If that's a yes, I'd be worried, but it seems like they really are sticking to GW's recipe.

Budweiser isn't the first brewery to make a beer from George Washington's Military Journal. Bluepoint Brewery in Long Island, NY also made a brew and coincidentally they're owned by Bud...hmmm.

But I like the enthusiastic patriotism, especially from a Belgian/Brazilian company like Anheuser Busch, so I hope they keep going with it.