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Non-trivial quest. More than 30 minutes of 'directed' Google search revealed only 04.John AdamSamuel AdamsThomas JeffersonBenjamin RushI started a brute force search || "signers name" brewer homebrewer |but abandon it as too inefficient. So, I await my edification.
The three I know of were Franklin (he noted a recipe for small beer), Samuel Adams (obviously--but I hadn't heard about John), and Jefferson. So, now were up to five!
No additional identified brewers; but, other signers related to beer.o John Hancock, the first signer of that famous document, was an alcohol dealer.o William Whipple' father was a brewero Israel Putnam publishes a pamphlet, which advocates beer as a wholesome liquor compared with other spirits as it abounds with nourishment.
I found Whipple, as well. I wonder if he worked as a brewer, or apprenticed alongside his father--I'll have to look into that. I also came across a note about Benjamin Rush--while he advocated against "spirits" he was pro "malt liquor"!