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 …

Hay Diddle Diddle

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“The little dog laughed to see such sport, and the dish ran away with the spoon.” Mother Goose   When Buddy the Brewer, our newly-minted service dog, stepped onto the brew floor, he was as shocked as anyone to see hay bales up on the brewing stand. “What, pray tell, is this world coming to?” Buddy asked, unable to mask his surprise. …

Twisted Stem: A Collaboration

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Marking another collaboration with a fellow North Carolina brewery, we recently teamed up with Granite Falls Brewing to create a truly one-of-a-kind beer that drew upon the craft skills of each brewery. After a number of ‘think tank’ sessions, the combined brew staff elected to brew a kettle-soured, cherry chocolate creation. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we might add… …

Beauty and the Beets

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“She warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within.” – Beauty and the Beast   With another seasonal release to brighten up the Taproom, the Legion Brew Staff outdid themselves in brewing a decidedly pink beer, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Here’s a warm holiday welcome to ‘Beauty and the Beets’ (Beet Saison, 6% …

Drop Your Schwarz

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“Drop your shorts and bend over, Mr. Babar.”           – Fletch   At Legion Brewing, we well understand the way Midwinter months make our customers want to cozy up to darker beers. Always eager to experiment with new styles, the Brew Staff has just dropped a unique variety of a darker beer that complements the stouts …

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 …

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 …