Inky Beer Factoid: August 18

On this day in 1969, Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsys played as the final act at Woodstock in New York.

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Jimi was known to be a big beer lover and enjoyed a vast variety of cold brews.

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jimmi-bearHe was so admired as a phenomenal musician, that Louisiana’s Abita Brewing Company was inspired to create a Raspberry Wheat Beer called “Purple Haze” to commemorate his triumphs.

Regardless, with a name like “Purple Haze”, how could you NOT think of Jimi Hendrix?!

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