Budweiser’s Patriotic New Beer Was Brewed From George Washington’s Handwritten Recipe

Get toasted like our Founding Fathers.

Budweiser Freedom Reserve Red Lager

Budweiser just unveiled a patriotic new brew that would make our Founding Fathers proud. 

Following last month’s release of the Reserve Copper Lager, the Freedom Reserve Red Lager is the latest addition to the Reserve Collection family of limited-edition Bud beers.

American veterans brewed Freedom Reserve from a handwritten recipe dating back to 1757 that was lifted straight from George Washington’s military journal. It doesn’t get more “America” than that. 

Better yet, a portion of the proceeds from every vintage stubby bottle and can sold will be donated to Folds of Honor—a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to military families. 


“We are incredibly proud of our Freedom Reserve Red Lager because it was passionately brewed by our veteran brewers who have bravely served our country,” Budweiser VP Ricardo Marques said in a press release. “With Freedom Reserve we remain dedicated to our mission to support our veterans and their families through our longstanding partnership with Folds of Honor.”

The thirst-quenching lager was crafted with “toasted barley grains for a slightly sweet aroma with a touch of hops, a rich caramel malt taste and a smooth finish with a hint of molasses.” 

Look for the Freedom Reserve Red Lager in the beer aisle beginning this month.