New York Public Library re-creates historic beer

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There are many ways the New York Public Library could have chosen to celebrate the 100th birthday of its landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on 42nd Street, but it's a fairly safe bet that few would have been as innovative and engaging as the one it ultimately chose. Rather than simply handing out T-shirts or holding a standard press event, the library partnered with Coney Island Brewing Company to create a beer based on George Washington’s own, personal recipe, which can be found in the Library’s extensive collections. "To Make Small Beer,” begins Washington’s recipe, “take a large Siffer [Sifter]…

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