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The Beer-Barrel Bombers

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Today we honor all those who courageously fought for the liberation of France on D-Day. Now, 75 years later Beale’s Brewing in Bedford has given us the Spitfire Pale Ale to commemorate those who served and the little known masterminds of war time beer distribution. View this post on Instagram In honor of the 75th Anniversary of D Day, we’re releasing Spitfire, a smoked pale ale, this Thursday. • Spitfire pays tribute to the British fighter planes that dropped barrels of beer to Allied troops following the invasion. Read more on this incredible story in our bio link. • #dday...

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National Water A Flower Day

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Have you ever considered that flowering plants, provide practically all the plant-based food that humans and livestock consume? Or that the fermentation processes your favorite beers and wines go through convert sugar from flowering plants, like fruits and grains, into alcohol and carbon dioxide. Without flowers our world would be dull, in more ways than one. Today is National Water a Flower Day! Celebrated annually on May 30th, when flowers are in full bloom, it aims to remind us all to keep them hydrated and abundant. Join us tomorrow for our Special Tasting with Devil’s Backbone to sample their Hibiscus...

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American Craft Beer Week

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Did you know out of over 7,000 breweries in the U.S., 98% of them are small and independent craft brewers?  You’ve probably heard the saying, “Life’s too short to drink bad beer”. Well… they’re right. In recent years the craft beer industry has exploded, with craft brewers nationwide, even all over our home state of Virginia. Since creativity and passion runs high for these brewers, it deserves to be recognized. While the Brewer’s Association celebrates American Beer Month in July, in 2006 they decided they wanted to honor these modest brewers before the summer beer rush flooded in. The Association...

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National Beer Day Weekend Sale!

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To celebrate the glorious occasion, Friday through Sunday, enjoy 10% OFF beer and beer accessories and an additional 10% OFF cases of beer (you know that means 20% off cases, right?).   The Brief History of National Beer Day Let’s travel back to the year 1933, the last year of prohibition. Two American politicians (we’ll call them heroes) by the names Pat Harrison and Thomas H. Cullen sponsored the Cullen-Harrison act, contending for the legal sale of beer with low alcohol content. On March 21st, it was enacted by congress and the next day signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt...

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The History of the First Canned Beer

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Teachers taught us who invented the light bulb and the telephone… but they never taught us the history of the world’s first canned beer. Richmond, VA lays claim to the title of not only our state’s capital but the site of a monumental moment in beer-story. 84 years ago on January 24th, 1935, the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company together with The American Can Company debuted the world’s first canned beer for sale. Feedback for their product exceeded expectations and 80% of distributors were handling the canned beer within 3 months of its debut. Rivals soon caught on and over 200 millions cans...

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