Remember the time Winston Churchill said “The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whisky. By diligent effort, I learned to like it.” It is entirely possible you weren’t born yet but you can bet if Winston Churchill was alive today, he’d wonder why his whiskey tasted so good and made the water drinkable. I am sure the British Prime Minister would find his way to My Dead Aunt’s Books on February 22nd in Hyattsville to learn all about Whiskey from Lew Bryson, the author of the new book “Whiskey Master Class.”
Today is International Gruit Day. And yes, autocorrect, I meant to type “gruit” (pronounced GREW IT) and not “fruit” (NOT pronounced FREW IT). Matt Humbard, Hyattsville’s own microbiologist-turned brewer who’ll soon be opening Patent Brewing Company And Laboratories, drops knowledge about this ancient brewing tradition and lets us know where along the Route 1 Corridor we can enjoy this taste of history today.