It’s not only a movie with the greatest speech Bill Pullman’s ever delivered on celluloid, it’s a day to reflect on all that our nation means to us and to gather with friends and family to consume massive amounts of cooked meats and quality brews.
It should come as no surprise that our Founding Fathers enjoyed imbibing quality brews, as well. For the most part, they were young men, separated from their wives, huddled in the heat in Philadelphia, dressed in wool and powdered wigs.
If anyone needed a beer, it was those guys.
So, in our endless quest for historical accuracy, we’ve compiled some little-known facts about beer and our nation’s roots. If you’re looking to drop some knowledge as you crack open a Bounding Main at your Independence Day barbecue, we’ve got you covered.