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King Gambrinus Day

  • Hopkinsville Brewing Company 102 East 5th Street Hopkinsville, KY, 42240 United States (map)

King Gambrinus is credited as the first person to add hops to beer...

"Gambrinus (/gæmˈbraɪnəs/ gam-bry-nəs), is a legendary European culture hero celebrated as an icon of beerbrewing, joviality, and joie de vivre. Traditional songs, poems, and stories describe him as a king, duke, or count of Flanders and Brabant.[1][2]Typical representations in the visual arts depict him as a rotund, bearded duke or king, holding a tankard or mug, and sometimes with a keg nearby."

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Earlier Event: April 7
National Beer Day
Later Event: May 5
Cinco de Mayo