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VA Tech taps Richmond Brewery to help craft Hokie beer

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Posted at 5:03 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 17:07:24-05

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia Tech might be redefining the idea of school spirit, partnering with Hardywood Park Craft Brewery to produce a licensed school beer, Fightin’ Hokies Lager.

According to a release, the collaboration is a part of the university’s research and development efforts to “market and provide economic benefits to the commonwealth”.

“We are excited that research developed on Virginia Tech soil will be brought to market with proceeds providing scholarships for our students, enabling the expansion of research programs in our highly regarded food science program and fueling Virginia’s local economy,” said Dan Sui, vice president for research and innovation.

“Hardywood is an ideal partner based in Virginia who has values that mirror those of the Hokie nation. We are confident this partnership will brew innovative ideas that excite generations to come.”

Dubbed a classic Munich-style Helles, the malt is 5% alcohol by volume.

Tailgaters can expect cases to hit shelves of better beer retailers, restaurants, grocery stores, and convenience stores throughout Virginia and Washington, D.C. as early as spring 2021.