Historically, our nation’s earlier leaders who drank alcohol preferred wine, hard cider or distilled liquors such as whiskey. Going against “the grain”, President Jefferson made it known that he backed beer, writing, “I have no doubt, either in moral or economical view, of the desirableness to introduce [to his countrymen] a taste for malt liquors instead of that for ardent spirits.”

Before he was President, Lincoln co-owned a tavern that sold liquor, cider and beer. As President, he shared his view of drinking, “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.”

President Grover Cleveland vowed to limit his beer intake to four glasses a day. When his thirst proved too great, he simply drank out of larger steins. (Your favorite Beer of the Month Club would have voted for all of these former presidents!)

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