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Print of the Eagle Brewery in which construction began in 1888 and was completed in 1889. This brewery would have been on the northeast corner of Jay St and Third Ave before they cut Third Ave off at Bleecker St..
A couple mid 1800’s recipes for Dr Cronks Sarsaparilla and Lemon Beer:
DR. CRONK’S SARSAPARILLA BEER.
Take 1 lb. of sasafras, 4 lbs of sarsaparilla, 2 lbs. hops, 1 lb. of camomile blows, 1 lb. of cinnamon, 5 lbs. of ginger, 1 pint of extract of sarsaparilla, boil them all together two hours; have ready steeped half a pound of green tea, which add, then strain into a vat or tub, and add 10 galls. of molasses, and 100 galls of water. Stir in thoroughly 1 quart of yeast, and scent to suit your taste; let stand until fermented, then bottle for use.
For one barrel, use 2 ozs. cassia, 4 ozs. camomile blows, 1 oz. cloves, steep the above 2 hours, then strain into a barrel, and add 30 lbs. of crushed sugar, dissolved thoroughly, and add the juice of 8 lemons, or if have none, use 8 ozs. tartaric acid, fill up with water, stir in 2 cups of yeast, also the whites of six eggs, beat to a froth; let stand 1 hour, then bottle for use.