NEW YORK – George Washington is famous for many things. Yet it’s safe to say few know the nation’s founding father created a recipe for beer.

The New York Public Library, which owns the recipe, announced Wednesday that it was partnering with Coney Island Brewing Company in Brooklyn to re-create the brew.

They will make just 25 gallons to celebrate the library’s centennial this year. It will be called “Fortitude’s Founding Father Brew,” and will not be commercially sold.

The handwritten recipe, jotted down on a small piece of notebook paper, resides with other Washington documents at the library’s Fifth Avenue Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, including his Farewell Address, war maps of New York and New Jersey and other items.

The public can sample the beer on May 18 at Rattle N Hum, a mid-Manhattan bar. Tastings also will be offered at the library’s 100th birthday gala on May 23.

“We are thrilled to transform Washington’s recipe into an even more complex and flavorful robust porter using a delicious array of the best small batch dark malts and hop varieties to produce a truly spectacular celebration for the contemporary beer connoisseur,” said Jeremy Cowan, founder of Shmaltz Brewing Company, the parent of Coney Island Brewing Company.

Washington’s recipe for how “To Make Small Beer,” reads in part: “Take a large Sifer (sifter) full of Bran Hops to your Taste. Boil these 3 hours then strain out 30 Gall(ons) into a cooler put in 3 Gall(ons) Molasses while the Beer is Scalding hot … let this stand till it is little more than Blood warm then put in a quarter of Yea(s)t …”

A centennial exhibition opening May 14 features more than 250 historical items, including Washington’s Farewell Address, Virginia Woolf’s walking stick and Malcolm X’s briefcase.