Restore the King

Delaware's Gambrinus Statue

Updates & News

Virtual Toast for First State Beer King & Craft Beverage Producers Planned

By on March 11, 2020

Each April 11 around the world, the mythical king of beer, King Gambrinus, is celebrated with a day in his honor.

Join the Friends of Delaware’s Gambrinus Statue on Saturday, April 11 at 4:11 p.m., Delaware’s inaugural King Gambrinus Day, on the Restore the King’s Facebook group page for a live virtual toast. We’ll raise our glasses to the king and pay special tribute to Delaware craft beverage producers.

So, (safely) purchase the Delaware beverage of your choice and join us in a toast on 4/11.

We’re also encouraging you to post a creative video or photo of your King Gambrinus Day celebration with a Delaware beverage to Restore the King’s Facebook group page between 4:30-5:30. Two of the top three posts as judged by us will receive Restore the King t-shirts. The winner will receive a shirt and a four-pack of Delaware canned beer, or bottle of wine, cider, or mead of your choice.

Cheers to First State brewers, distillers, vintners, and makers of cider and mead! Here’s to King Gambrinus!

Friends of Gambrinus Earns Nonprofit Transparency Seal

By on January 16, 2020

The Friends of Delaware’s Gambrinus Statue, Inc. is proud to announce that we recently earned a 2019 Bronze Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find out more about our mission and programs. Plus, we’ve provided fresh information to 200+ charitable websites and applications that use GuideStar data, such as AmazonSmile, Facebook, and Network for Good.

What do you think? Check out our GuideStar profile here.

GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Foundation Center and GuideStar have joined forces to become a new nonprofit called Candid.

Donate now to help Restore the King, Delaware’s King of Beer.

Restore the King Reaches 20% of Fundraising Goal

By on January 8, 2020

The Friends of Delaware’s Gambrinus Statue, Inc. (FDGS) is pleased to announce that the Restore the King campaign has reached a significant milestone – 20% of the project’s $100,000 fundraising goal total.

FDGS would like to thank those who have boosted the effort to bring Delaware’s King of Beer back to the First State through your direct donations and attendance at events like Delaware: A Brew Story and Wilmington’s Downtown Brew Fest.

We recognize that there are so many worthy public causes and sincerely appreciate your continued support. If you would like to make a charitable contribution to further support Restore the King’s cause, please click here.

Look for exciting announcements about King Gambrinus in the months ahead.

King Gambrinus Day Challenge Met

By on June 18, 2019

You did it! Because of your generous support, the King Gambrinus Day Challenge has been met!

Thanks to everyone who donated to this campaign. You met the match and helped turn an anonymous $5,000 donation into $10,000!

While this fund-raising goal has been satisfied, much hard work remains to Restore the King.

We look forward to sharing exciting news about the King Gambrinus statue project in the weeks and months ahead. In the meantime, it’s never too late to donate to help save this important Delaware icon.

Delawareonline Covers the King

By on September 12, 2017

Thanks to reporters Ryan Cormier and Jerry Habraken and The News Journal for providing exceptional coverage of the Restore the King campaign.

Click here to view the story and video at Delawareonline. 

Look for additional coverage on Restore the King in the forthcoming November edition of Out & About Magazine.

Gambrinus Featured on WHYY TV-12

By on June 5, 2016

Watch WHYY TV-12’s special program Dela-Where Else?, featuring a spot on the history and future of Delaware’s Gambrinus statue.