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How do you say "Grebleknud"?




The Grebleknud story starts in 1668 when the Governor of Virginia asked physician and explorer John Ledgerer of Hamburg, Germany to come to America to explore the Blue Ridge Mountains in western Virginia.  Ledgerer accepted the challenge, packed his belongings, and got on a boat headed to America.  Little did he know a group of hop (ingredient in beer) pixies known as Grebleknuds had stowed away in his baggage.  They all arrived on the shores of Virginia and made the trek to the Blue Ridge Mountains.  The Grebleknuds stayed with Ledgerer until they reached Sara, a small town in North Carolina. The year was 1669.  The Grebleknuds continued through the Blue Ridge Mountains and settled in their new home in what is now Haywood County, North Carolina.  They continue to live in Haywood County centuries later making beer from ingredients they grow deep in the woods of the Haywood County mountains.  The hops and barley are like no other,  and the pristine water of Haywood County flows freely.  In the wee hours of the night, Grebleknuds secretly visit local breweries to snatch a little yeast that is needed to ferment their beer.