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A perfect pairing: Young Lion Brewing and senior golfers

Young Lion Brewing Co. is hoping it scores a hole-in-one with its limited-edition Hill of Fame Light IPA beer.

The microbrewery on Lakeshore Drive and the PGA of America partnered on the session beer, which is meant to celebrate the local golf and beer community and to highlight the upcoming Kitchenaid Senior PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club.

Wright Beverage gets the credit for introducing the PGA to Young Lion, according to Co-owner Jennifer Newman.

“We were lucky enough that the Senior PGA asked us to do a beer for them, so that is a huge privilege,” Newman said Thursday during a special beer release. “It wasn’t something that was completely on the Senior PGA’s radar screen, but we just picked up the ball and ran with it.”



Bryan Karns, who is championship director of the PGA event, said the partnership is a natural — partly because more people are drinking craft beer more often and partly because it’s just cool to have a new beer specifically for an event.

Young Lion nailed it, and Karns swears he’s not just saying that.

“Seeing our name on the can is a lot of fun and it makes it taste that much better,” Karns said. “They do such an amazing job here. They do a wonderful job.”

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