Each April 11, beer enthusiasts around the world raise their glasses in honor of King Gambrinus, the legendary king of beer. In 2020, the Friends of Delaware’s Gambrinus Statue (FDGS) began a new tradition by celebrating the king and Delaware producers of beer, cider, mead, spirits, and wine with a Facebook Live statewide toast.
Over the last quarter century, the First State’s craft beverage industry has developed into a significant cultural, economic, and social driver, worthy of a day of recognition. What better day to celebrate Delaware’s bringers of good cheer – our craft producers – than April 11, the day dedicated to the mythical inventor of beer, Gambrinus?
On Monday, April 11, 2022, participating Delaware craft beverage producers will celebrate Delaware’s King Gambrinus Day. Since this year’s event lands on a Monday, some producers may celebrate the day on Sunday, April 10 instead. You’re encouraged to contact your local brewery, cidery, meadery, distillery, and winery to ask how they are celebrating the day – special events, drinks specials, toasts, etc. – in their tap and tasting rooms.
We hope you’ll join us for the annual statewide toast in honor of Delaware’s craft beverage producers and King Gambrinus on April 11 at 7 p.m. at Midnight Oil Brewing Company. The toast will be simulcast via Facebook Live on Restore the King’s Facebook group page.
So, here’s to King Gambrinus.
And here’s to Delaware’s 38 breweries, 3 cideries/meaderies, 6 distilleries, and 4 wineries! Thanks for all that you do.