People In Ohio Are Quite Close To Getting The Statue Of King Gambrinus Restored – He Was The Saint Of Beer

Alap Naik Desai - Author

Dec. 15 2014, Updated 9:14 a.m. ET

Quite a few citizens of Ohio are enthusiastically rallying to get the statue of King Gambrinus restored. If the citizens succeed, the statue of King Gambrinus will royally watch over Market Square Park, in Ohio City.

The Market Garden Brewery duo Andy Tveekrem and Sam McNulty are behind a campaign that aims to raise money to restore a recently found statue of King Gambrinus, the unofficial patron saint of brewing, reportedOhio.

Speaking about their endeavor to attach strong cultural associations with the fine art of brewing, McNulty said, “It would become a touchstone for the neighborhood. When restored, the statue would include a plaque, a simple tribute to Cleveland’s brewing history – past, present and future.”

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In its current state, the statue – composed of tin or galvanized metal – stands about 6 feet tall. The “king” has a low-slung sash, supposed to be a money-purse commonly found on royalty. The sash is quite visible on the king’s protruding gut, which undoubtedly is the result of merrily guzzling down pints of his favorite drink. Apart from proudly sporting the mid-section bulge, the bearded fellow is decked with some bling around his neck and a crown atop his head, reportedCleveland.


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