Airborne Beer

Airborne Beer
Roullingen (Wiltz)

Brasserie - Bière brune et blonde Bastogne

Airborne Beer la bière blonde et brune de Bastogne.

In the winter of 1944 the German's made a major push into the southern part of Belgium attempting to retake Bastogne Belgium.

As the battle raged on the Germans captured the American field hospital forcing the US medics to set up shop in the local church. It was then that a local legend was born.

A young GI was visiting his wounded buddy in the makeshift church/hospital when he asked his buddy if he could get him anything. "Yeah. Go get me something to drink."

After a bit of cajoling, the GI went out and found a tavern with a working beer tap and filled up his helmet with beer and started making beer runs back and forth.

65 years later Vincent Speranza returned to Bastogne.

In the restaurant, the waiter brought Vince and his group some Airborne beer to drink that had a cartoon on the bottle of a GI carrying beer in a helmet.

Vince was quite surprised! In honor of this tale the beer is also served in a helmet.