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Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale

ALL ALES ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL

This powerful and complex golden ale pays homage to Founding Father and fellow brewer, Thomas Jefferson. Yards Brewmaster, Tom Kehoe, worked closely with Philadelphia’s historic City Tavern to recreate this recipe, employing honey, rye, and wheat, just like the beer Jefferson made at Monticello.

KNOW YOUR YARDS

STYLE Strong Golden Ale
ABV 8.0% / IBU 28 / PLATO 18
FORMATS 12oz and draft
AVAILABILITY Year-round
SIGNIFICANT INGREDIENTS honey, flaked maize, rye malt
PAIRINGS Although Jefferson may have preferred to snack on the bounty of vegetables and herbs from his garden in Monticello, you may want to offset this beer’s high potency with something hearty, filling, and dare we say “fatty” like roast duck, pork chops with sage butter, and all types of charcuterie.
YEAR INTRODUCED 2001

FIND TJ

Available year-round.
Feasting: 

Although Jefferson may have preferred to snack on the bounty of vegetables and herbs from his garden in Monticello, you may want to offset this beer’s high potency with something hearty, filling, and dare we say “fatty” like roast duck, pork chops with sage butter, and all types of charcuterie.  

Calories (12oz):  245

Know Your Yards: 

Year Introduced: 2001

Style: Strong Golden Ale

IBUs:
28

Plato:
18

Malts:
Pale and Wheat 

Other:
Honey, rye, oats and corn