Facelift for Jefferson beer cellar

A-B donates $20,000 to project at Monticello home

Mar 2, 2001 - Anheuser-Busch has given $20,000 to the Thomas Jefferson Foundation to restore the cellar at Jefferson's Monticello, Va., home where beer was probably brewed.


The project will include information about brewing at Monticello during Jefferson's lifetime. It's known that Jefferson's wife, Martha, used to brew light ales between 1772 and 1774. Jefferson's taste for wine is well documented, but the foundation indicates that beer was also a drink of choice at Monticello.

Anheuser-Busch's gift was matched by John and Bobbi Nau of Houston.

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