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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Brewing Liquor

The Assembly of 1623-1624 recommended to all new comers that they should bring in a supply of malt to be used in brewing liquor, thus making it unnecessary to drink the water of Virginia until the body had become hardened to the climate.  Previous to 1625, two brew-houses were in operation in the colony, and the patronage which they received was very liberal.  Barley and Indian corn were planted to secure material for brewing. Cider was used as common as beer and in season it was found in the home of every planter.

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