At Monticello, beer was a "table liquor" served during dinner, and Thomas Jefferson's earliest designs for his plantation included spaces for brewing and the storage of beer.
In the spring of 1812, while tensions grew between the United States and Great Britain, Jefferson was enjoying his retirement from public life at Monticello. Construction was under way on the brick garden pavilion, and Jefferson embarked on the scientific pursuit of brewing beer - the kind of experiment that he relished. Using malt purchased from his neighbor William Meriwether and hops bought locally, Jefferson was apparently successful in the first brewing attempt at Monticello since his wife had made beer some forty years earlier.
This 64 oz. growler is stainless steel with a secured swing-top cap. The insulted growler tote is made from waxed cotton canvas and has an adjustable shoulder strap and lace up side for easy placement of the growler. 11 ¼"h x 5 ½" diameter.