Welcome to PW's 50-Beer Countdown to Philly Beer Week! Every day from now through the Opening Tap ceremonies on May 31, we'll be getting in the mood by spotlighting a different great craft brew that's been poured by one or more Philly Beer Week participating venues.
Yards General Washington's Tavern Porter
The Founding Fathers: pretty cool dudes, what with that whole “creating a nation” thing going for them and all. They also loved beer, a lot — which, of course, makes the experience of being a revolutionary considerably more fun. George Washington was fond of porter, and especially liked a recipe that was brewed with molasses. Philly's own Yards Brewing, located right off Delaware Avenue, recreates our first president’s favorite brew with General Washington's Tavern Porter, a rich, deep brown beer that gives off aromas of dark malts and chocolate. It’s full-bodied and on the sweet side, with faint hints of licorice and (again) chocolate in the taste. Toss in that whole “straight out of history” aspect and this is worth trying. General Washington's Tavern Porter is sometimes on draft at McGillin’s Olde Ale House and Kildare’s Irish Pub.