Tag Archives: Spruce beer

• Interesting History: Liquor Was A Big Part Of Early America

Interesting History: Liquor Was A Big Part Of Early America

You know George Washington and John Hancock as Founding Fathers. But what about George Washington, successful whiskey distiller? Or John Hancock, fortified wine importer? Turns out some of that patriotic spirit came in bottles. “I was surprised at how much people drank,” says Corin Hirsch, who chronicled the drinking habits of colonial-era Americans in her […]

• Don’t Waste That Christmas Tree: Turn It Into Spruce Beer

Don’t Waste That Christmas Tree: Turn It Into Spruce Beer

The holidays are finally wrapping up. So after you repack the twinkly lights, and the tinsel goes into the trash, what should you do with that once beautiful spruce standing in your living room? Why not drink it? Well, not exactly as is. The needles, shoots, light-green tips and inner bark of the popular conifer […]