Join Hardywood’s founders on Friday’s radio show

An ad in the Richmond Times-Dispatch gives details on the world's first beer in cans.

An ad in the Richmond Times-Dispatch gives details on the world’s first beer in cans.

Join Jay Burnham and me for a lively conversation with Eric McKay and Patrick Murtaugh, founders of Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, on the “RVA Beer Show,” Friday, Jan. 27, at noon on WRIR 97.3 FM.

We talk about Hardywood’s Cream Ale, which pays homage to Richmond’s spot in history as the first place in the world to sell beer in cans. Earlier this week, local beer buffs celebrated the anniversary of the debut of canned beer on Jan. 24, 1935. Learn more about that moment in time as well as how Hardywood’s Cream Ale gives a nod to the original Krueger Cream Ale.

We also talk with Eric and Patrick about their brewery plans in Charlottesville and at West Creek in Goochland County.

And if you want the latest on what’s coming up in the RVA beer scene, tune in Friday!

If you missed the show, here’s a link:

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