Budweiser Releases Lager Inspired By George Washington’s Personal Recipe

Photo of Katie Jerkovich By KATIE JERKOVICH, Entertainment Reporter

Budweiser unveiled a red lager inspired by George Washington’s own personal recipe Tuesday.

“Freedom Reserve Red Lager is the second specialty lager to appear in Budweiser’s Reserve Collection and is inspired by George Washington’s hand-penned recipe from his personal military journal dating back to 1757,” Budweiser said in a statement.

“Packaged both in a vintage stubby bottle and also available in a one-pint can, the Red Lager is brewed with toasted barley grains for a slightly sweet aroma with a touch of hops, a rich caramel malt taste and a smooth finish with a hint of molasses,” it added. “Marking the seventh consecutive year Budweiser is teaming up with Folds of Honor, the brand brought together a select group of Budweiser brewers who are also proud veterans to brew Freedom Reserve and their signatures are prominently featured on each bottle and can.”

“We are incredibly proud of our Freedom Reserve Red Lager because it was passionately brewed by our veteran brewers who have bravely served our country,” Ricardo Marques, vice president with Budweiser said in the statement. “With Freedom Reserve we remain dedicated to our mission to support our veterans and their families through our longstanding partnership with Folds of Honor.”

A portion of the proceeds will go to the non-profit organization called the Folds of Honor that was founded in 2007 by Oklahoma National Guard pilot Major Dan Rooney, who served three tours of duty in Iraq. The group provides education scholarships to family members whose military men and women have fallen or been disabled in combat while serving.


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