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Taken from a letter to his troops during the war...

Tom Kehoe worked closely with Chef Staib of Philly's historic City Tavern to develop the modern day version of General Washington's porter recipe.


Our Tavern Porter is part of the Ales of the Revolution Series

Have you tried Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale or Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce?

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A cocktail crafted with General Washington's Tavern Porter?

Sure! Our neighbors, Art in the Age, recently whipped up this delicious concoction using ROOT, Gosling’s Dark Rum, Tavern Porter, egg, gingerbread syrup and chocolate bitters.

General Washington's Tavern Porter


Detailed in a letter from the General to his officers during the war, Washington’s recipe employed molasses to aid fermentation and give rich caramel notes to this robust, roasty ale. The recipe reflected his admiration for Philadelphia-style porters, especially those brewed by Robert Hare (whose original brewery stood just blocks from where ours is now). Our Tavern Porter, inspired by Washington’s, is dark, smooth and complex with just a hint of dried fruit in the finish.

STYLE Porter

ABV 7.0%

IBU 40

OG 17°P

COLOR Amber Tinted Black

FORMATS Ales of the Revolution Variety 12-pack; 6-pack, 12-pack; 1/2 keg, 1/6 keg


SIGNIFICANT INGREDIENTS Crystal and chocolate malts; molasses

PAIRINGS Tavern Porter’s dark malts and molasses pair well with rich and roasty flavors. Sip alongside a burger topped with Gruyere and caramelized onions or a Sunday pot roast. And make sure to save some for any dessert involving chocolate and vanilla.