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Kräftig Is Off to the Races This Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is kinda like National Beer Day in that you can get away with drinking really whenever you damn well please – which is already awesome, if you ask us. But this year’s Cinco de Mayo is extra special because it’s also the day of “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.”

No, we’re not talking about the incredible come-from-behind victory in the last two minutes of that big football game you played back in high school. We’re sure that was exciting and all, but come on, this is the Kentucky Derby: horses running at full speed, dirt kicking, nostrils flaring, jockeys… jockeying. The suspense is astonishing.
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Celebrate National Beer Day with Kräftig!

It’s always a good time for a beer, especially on April 7. You want a beer with your brunch? You can do that. Know why? Because this is America – land of the free and home of the brews – oh, and because April 7 is National Beer Day. That’s right… beer has a holiday. Which means if someone asks you why you’re pairing a Kräftig with some extravagant Eggs Benedict made with pork shoulder or pig ears or whatever part of the swine is in right now, you can just say you’re celebrating your favorite holiday.
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Kräftig: The Home Opener Home Run

Baseball season in St. Louis is kind of a big deal. And the first home game of the year is basically a holiday. Or it should be, at least. Seriously, is there a petition we could sign to make that a thing? Anyway, the city is home to the best fans in baseball rooting for the best team in the league. Naturally, that means Thursday’s Home Opener is going to be legendary – especially if you’re drinking the best (and only) Real American Lager in town.

Catch some pregame or postgame drinks with the Kräftig team at one of these fine downtown establishments:
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Remembering Bud

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Bud the elephant – a dear friend of Billy Busch and his family. Billy’s father, Gussie Busch, brought African elephants Bud and his companion, Mickey, to Grant’s Farm in 1986 when they were just two years old. Through years of training and performing together, Bud and Billy forged a meaningful friendship. The bond between the two was exceptionally strong, with Bud even making an appearance at Billy’s wedding. The friendship soon extended to Billy’s wife and children as well. Even in recent years, Bud always remembered Billy when he visited and would greet him at the gate every time. After closing on Grant’s Farm in December, Billy shared a long embrace with Bud, telling him goodbye and wishing him well. The moment marked the end of an era, much like Bud’s passing. He will always hold a special place in the hearts of the Busch family and we hope his spirit will live on through everyone who loved him.

Basketball Brackets and Bottles of Kräftig

Hey, we get it, your bracket is busted. So you lost a couple dollars… it’s not the end of the world. You win some, you lose some— it’s nothing a Kräftig or two can’t fix. Beer will make you feel better about yourself, especially if you’re drinking Kräftig while watching the rest of the tournament at one of these fine establishments.

Here’s some of our favorite spots to catch the games:
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Get Lucky by Finding Kräftig This St. Patrick’s Day

We like holidays – especially if beer is involved. Wait, we mean especially if friends and family are involved… they’re the best drinking buddies. Anyway, one of our favorite beer-centric holidays is St. Patrick’s Day, because who doesn’t like wearing green and pinching people*? We would say that we wish every day were St. Paddy’s Day, but then there would be no end to those awful, fake Irish accents. It’s a blessing and a curse, after all.

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5 Unconventional Uses for Beer

You know that scene in A Few Good Men where Tom Cruise says he wants the truth and Jack Nicholson’s all like, “You can’t handle the truth!”? Yeah, here’s the deal: we think you can handle it. And the truth is… beer is good. There, we said it. And we feel better now. Speaking of feeling better, beer might actually help you feel better. Maybe. There’s a chance.

Anyway, here are 5 new reasons to try Kräftig. Whoops, we mean 5 unusual ways to unlock the potential benefits of Kräftig:

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STL Signatures: Syberg’s

Our next STL Signatures stop is a real hometown institution (not to mention a personal favorite for many on the Kräftig team). Of course, we’re talking about Syberg’s. We know it’s touted as an eating and drinking company, but to us, and to many other St. Louisans, it’s so much more than that. Each of their restaurants is a place of community and camaraderie. But that whole eating and drinking thing definitely helps, though.

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Beer, Beads, and Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is upon us: the day with all the beads and the beer and the… well, you get the idea. And if you aren’t planning on joining us down in Soulard for one of the biggest bashes in St. Louis, then what are you even doing? We all know that if you don’t go, you’re bound to see a bunch of photos on social media from your friends who went and then you’ll wish you had gone, so maybe you should just come, you know? No pressure though.

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Nice Cans: Join Us in Celebrating Beer Can Appreciation Day!

If we could, we would build a time machine out of a beer tank and make it run on pure lager. Sure, it would mean we couldn’t travel to any date B.L. (that’s Before Lager if you’re having trouble keeping up) without reserves, but who would want to go back to a time without the best damn beer in the world anyway? We’d do a couple test runs, just to make sure there weren’t any kinks. Send an intern back a couple minutes or something. And then we’d do some traveling of our own: to January 24, 1935.

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