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At last. We can talk about beer.
This brewery was built in 1752 by Jonas Smith and his son Elias. By 1775, it was the largest brewery in New York. Smith was nominally Loyalist, but that didn't stop him from providing beer to Washington's army when it was stationed in the town - or to the British Regulars after their arrival. It seems neither army cared about loyalties where beer was concerned. That's the kind of business attitude that built America. The American dream!