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(Slate)   Of all the achievements America has made over the past two hundred-plus years, only one thing would make Thomas Jefferson proud: the advent of craft beer   (slate.com) divider line 33
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2014-07-04 03:04:32 PM
I imagine he might have been pretty impressed by DNA testing and RU486.
 
2014-07-04 04:28:16 PM
You have to wonder what the Founding Distillers and Brewers would have made of prohibition
 
2014-07-04 04:32:14 PM
I would have thought Ben Franklin would have been most proud of craft brewing.

Jefferson may have been most proud at the boisterous fashion we celebrate the anniversary of his death.
 
2014-07-04 04:36:54 PM
I would say he would be proud of current marijuana. As he smuggled Chinese "hemp" seeds illegally, I think he would get a kick out of how many varieties, strengths, and flavors we have produced, all while being illegal on a federal level. It's people pursuing happiness without needing the governments approval, and I always felt that is what Jefferson was about, that and black chicks.
 
2014-07-04 04:37:55 PM
Jefferson would have flipped his wig over any number of inventions. Carbon paper, for one.
 
2014-07-04 04:38:00 PM
And you can thank Jimmy Carter for the legalization of home brewing.
 
2014-07-04 04:39:32 PM

schubie: And you can thank Jimmy Carter for the legalization of home brewing.


As I said in the wake of that post-WWII presidential poll, history is proving Carter was underappreciated and Reagan was overrated.
 
2014-07-04 04:44:08 PM
I thought it was the creation of macaroni & cheese.
 
2014-07-04 04:44:36 PM
Stop farking saying craft beer.  Jesus.  Just say "beer" ok?

Go back to Williamsburg/Austin/Portland.
 
2014-07-04 04:56:39 PM
Carter started the government cheese program. He was also in office when the science oven became popular. Before Carter, each nacho had to be prepared individually and baked in the oven, a pan at a time. And yet he is considered history's greatest monster.
 
2014-07-04 05:14:28 PM
"LA face with the Oakland booty" would have been my guess.
 
2014-07-04 05:14:35 PM
I stopped caring about achievements once the 100% completion got farked up by available DLC.
 
2014-07-04 05:29:05 PM
 
2014-07-04 05:39:50 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: I imagine he might have been pretty impressed by DNA testing and RU486.


Especially nose dna testing. I couldn't find a good pic but, black or white, a lot of his descendants got his nose.

www.sandraseaton.com
 
2014-07-04 05:48:18 PM
You mean Einstein, subby.
 
2014-07-04 06:29:16 PM
In regard to beer I'm sure he would tell y'all to quit it with stuffing so many damn hops in your beer.

/more is not always better
 
2014-07-04 06:38:25 PM
*Stuffing it with

I blame the beer.

/and Obama or Bush, whichever.
 
2014-07-04 06:44:27 PM
He'd also be proud that we can bang black chicks now without having to keep it all secret and shiat.
 
2014-07-04 06:57:29 PM

Torqueknot: In regard to beer I'm sure he would tell y'all to quit it with stuffing so many damn hops in your beer.

/more is not always better


Fark you, MORE HOPS FOR THE WIN!
 
2014-07-04 07:00:04 PM

Prey4reign: I would have thought Ben Franklin would have been most proud of craft brewing.

Jefferson may have been most proud at the boisterous fashion we celebrate the anniversary of his death.


And would privately yet heartily harrumph that we do the same for John Adams.
 
2014-07-04 07:02:22 PM
I'd guess the only beer available in Jefferson's era was craft beer.
 
2014-07-04 07:20:37 PM
Yards Brewing Company (allegedly) brews using recipes Washington, Jefferson, et al use back in the day, which is interesting considering Washington was known for brewing whiskey.

Anyway, (csb) I have drunk both the Washington Porter and Jefferson Tavern Ale and they are out of this world.  The Porter is not a thick, grainy drink like some porters.  It goes down almost like water.  The Jefferson Ale is very crisp, thanks to modern carbonation, with an excellent mouthfeel and fantastic taste.

If you enjoy craft beers, I highly recommend either of these and try the other offerings.  You won't be disappointed.
 
2014-07-04 08:00:38 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: I imagine he might have been pretty impressed by DNA testing and RU486.


Indoor outhouses also .
 
2014-07-04 08:07:53 PM

zerkalo: You have to wonder what the Founding Distillers and Brewers would have made of prohibition


I had a great-great-great aunt named Temperance Brewer.
 
2014-07-04 08:42:22 PM

Gary-L: Yards Brewing Company (allegedly) brews using recipes Washington, Jefferson, et al use back in the day, which is interesting considering Washington was known for brewing whiskey.

Anyway, (csb) I have drunk both the Washington Porter and Jefferson Tavern Ale and they are out of this world.  The Porter is not a thick, grainy drink like some porters.  It goes down almost like water.  The Jefferson Ale is very crisp, thanks to modern carbonation, with an excellent mouthfeel and fantastic taste.

If you enjoy craft beers, I highly recommend either of these and try the other offerings.  You won't be disappointed.


Tonight with dinner I had a washington porter served in a samuel adams glass. Eben though I am canadian it seemed fitting. The porter is very nice, the molassas in it gives it a cola like taste.
 
2014-07-04 09:12:25 PM

mechgreg: Gary-L: Yards Brewing Company (allegedly) brews using recipes Washington, Jefferson, et al use back in the day, which is interesting considering Washington was known for brewing whiskey.

Anyway, (csb) I have drunk both the Washington Porter and Jefferson Tavern Ale and they are out of this world.  The Porter is not a thick, grainy drink like some porters.  It goes down almost like water.  The Jefferson Ale is very crisp, thanks to modern carbonation, with an excellent mouthfeel and fantastic taste.

If you enjoy craft beers, I highly recommend either of these and try the other offerings.  You won't be disappointed.

Tonight with dinner I had a washington porter served in a samuel adams glass. Eben though I am canadian it seemed fitting. The porter is very nice, the molassas in it gives it a cola like taste.


Don't think you're a Canuck, bub, to be that drunk off one glass. BTW, what is "molassas"? Are you eben sober enough to be Farking?
 
2014-07-04 10:11:52 PM

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: AverageAmericanGuy: I imagine he might have been pretty impressed by DNA testing and RU486.

Especially nose dna testing. I couldn't find a good pic but, black or white, a lot of his descendants got his nose.

[www.sandraseaton.com image 452x372]


Wow.  The seed is strong.
 
2014-07-05 12:12:06 AM
It was ALL "craft beer" back then, subtard.
 
2014-07-05 12:23:59 AM

Debeo Summa Credo: He'd also be proud that we can bang black chicks now without having to keep it all secret and shiat.


Probably correct since that was his bag baby.
 
2014-07-05 02:22:46 AM
I didn't realize Jefferson was a fan of EXTREME IMPERIAL ULTRA HOPSSSS IPA!!!!!

Which is all "craft beer" is nowadays.

/what happened to you craft beer? You used to be cool
 
2014-07-05 03:06:11 AM
Craft beer still IS cool, and so are Belgian beers.

Black Albert Damnation I from Struisse.
My new number 1 favorite of all time.

belgiuminabox.com
 
2014-07-05 05:31:11 AM
Fark You Hipsters! Stop trying to act as if your mini-distilleries are somehow "World Changing" in comparison to things like the US Constitution, the Civil Rights Movement (Thomas Jefferson would have been able to date and fark interracially freely), the New Deal (Employees get enumerated rights and unemployment funding, as well as FDIC for customers who get screwed by their bank), and other fun things that's alot more important in this world than getting drunk and talking highly about yourself and your "more alternative than thou" douchebag ways at a bar!
 
2014-07-05 11:49:48 AM

CygnusDarius: I thought it was the creation of macaroni & cheese.


Mac & cheese had been invented in his lifetime. My recipe would make him flip his wig. It's THAT good.
 
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