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Virginia Tech and Hardywood team up to make new Hokie beer

Fightin’ Hokies Lager
Posted at 9:04 AM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 09:04:32-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Tech football fans will have their own beer to drink at tailgates outside Lane Stadium next year.

Tech has partnered with Richmond-based Hardywood Park Craft Brewery to develop Fightin’ Hokies Lager.

The beer recipe was created by Virginia Tech researchers.

“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,” Dan Sui, vice president for research and innovation said. “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.”

So how does Hokie Lager taste?

It's officially described as a "classic Munich-style Helles lager with balance between pleasant malt sweetness and herbal noble hop character. At 5 percent alcohol by volume, it is clean, crisp, and refreshing."

It should be available at stores and restaurants in spring 2021.