Since the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, brewing beer has been an integral component of American culture. In fact, Plymouth Rock was the "chosen" location simply because there was no beer left on the ships to appease the weary travelers. Everyday life without beer was out of the question, and brew houses were quickly built to quench the thirst of a future nation.
Fast forward a decade to the mid-late 18th century when one of America's most notable forefathers, Benjamin Franklin, was in the height of his influential career. Remembered for his role in drafting the Decleration of Independence and dedication to the abolition movement, amongst countless other achievements, Franklin was also known to quaff the finest colonial ales.
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