This day in 1769  Governor of New Jersey William Franklin (son of Benjamin Franklin)  worried about using the colony’s dwindling beer supply  to provide British troops with rations. To address the crisis he issued a proclamation: ENACTED: That… in Lieu and Stead of Four Pints of Small Beer hereby allowed each man per day it shall and may be lawful [to allow instead]… Molasses not exceeding one gallon to a barrel of small beer.    JOIN Santa Crawl by dropping off non-perishable food items at Idaho Brewing between noon and 2 on Saturday December 14th and receive a valuable coupon sheet to start your own pub crawl downtown (Santa costumes are encouraged).