Ginseng is for Lovers

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“Virginia is for Lovers” — Official tourism and travel slogan of the State of Virginia   Ginseng has been used in traditional medicine for centuries, believed to have restorative properties such as improved memory, reduced fatigue, and increased stamina. Some are convinced that the ginseng root also contains aphrodisiac properties. Whether or not that last part is true, as dedicated beer …

Maple Canyon Returneth!

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“Maple Canyon is our most anticipated re-release to date,” affirms Alexa Long, Legion’s Head Brewer. “Prior to the establishment of Legion’s Naming Committee, I gave this beer a moniker that pays homage to a popular rock climbing destination, located on public land within the Uinta National Forest. It sounds made up, but there actually is a Maple Canyon, and I …

The Devonian

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The Devonian Age was a significant time in the Earth’s history, taking place approximately 400 million years ago. It is during this geologic period that adaptive life forms left the oceans and began to spread across dry land. Early, plants and grasses took hold, forming extensive forests – some evolved leaves and roots, leading to the first seed-bearing plants. In nineteenth-century texts, the Devonian has …

Lost in the Midwoods

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“You better lose yourself in the music, the moment. You own it. You better never let it go.” — Eminem   The Holidays bring so many cheerful elements: Christmas trees, wrapping paper, candy canes, socks and neckties for Dad, Santa hats, office parties, and reindeer napkins to name a few. And then again, the Season can also produce some stressful …

Easy Rye-der

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“Get your motor running.  Head out on the highway. Looking for adventure – and whatever comes our way.” — Steppenwolf   With a house IPA as delicious and popular as “Juicy Jay,” it’s safe to say that any other IPA’s seeking their way onto Legion Brewing’s draft list had better be somewhat free-wheeling. So when Head Brewer, Alexa Long heard a …

Slaughtermelon

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Step aside Freddy and Jason, Legion Brewing is introducing a brand new slasher just in time for Halloween: The ever-dangerous Slaughtermelon (Watermelon Saison – 5.5% ABV, 28 IBUs) We took a light and refreshing Saison and made it dangerously drinkable through the addition of 600 pounds of fresh Yellow Watermelons from Old School Mill (Albemarle, NC). Just as the heroine in …

Just a Regular Girl

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Despite being truly exceptional human beings, each in her own right, the Ladies of Legion consider themselves ‘just a group of regular girls.’ Co-workers and customers of Legion Brewing may take exception to this characterization as one of gross understatement, but (as the moniker was self-designated) we’re not going to quibble. [Side note: The married and previously-married men of Legion …

Naughty by Nectar

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Ever wonder what happens when a group of enthusiastic brewers starts with the most popular beer style and juices it with an entire truckload of fully-ripened, nectar fruit? If you suspect that the end product sounds dangerously delicious (and perhaps even a little bit naughty), you’d be correct! From the Brew Staff that brought ‘Juicy Jay’ to Charlotte hop lovers, …

Juan Direction Shapes his Destiny

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Raised in the salt flats of Guadalupe, Juan Sanchez was born with dreams of grandeur. “Not likely!” The village elders scolded Juan. Agave farmers for centuries, the working people in Juan’s pueblo had cultivated this delicate desert plant in anonymity for decades. While some say the finest Tequila in the world still emanates from those sands today, not even 21st-century …