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Legend Brewing Company introduces Ollie and Bea’s Double Hopped I-PAW-A, an American IPA that raises funds for the Richmond SPCA

Posted on Friday, April 08, 2022
Graphic with beer can design on left. Can features two dogs, Ollie and Bea, on an ombre lime green and teal background. On right, a larger photo of the two large, white fluffy dogs is overlaid with teal block text: "Limited-release launch at Legend Brewing Co." Beneath the text is the Richmond SPCA's logo.
Ollie and Bea were photographed by Rich Terrell for the can designed by The Zest Lab.

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RICHMOND, Va.— The newest offering from Legend Brewing Company is an American IPA inspired by a local family’s two dogs – sisters Ollie and Bea. The beer’s debut on April 14, 2022 will support the care of homeless pets at the Richmond SPCA.

Returning for its third year at the Richmond SPCA’s 23rd Annual Fur Ball on Saturday, November 6, 2021, this popular auction package presented the opportunity to work with the brewers at Richmond’s Legend Brewing Company on a limited-release beer to feature the winning bidder’s own pet on the label. This year’s winning bid from Jill and Andy Stefanovich resulted in the creation of a double-dry hopped IPA named after their two dogs, Ollie and Bea.

Much like the close canine sisters, the beer reflects the harmony between two flavors of malt and hops resulting in a light bodied IPA with a smooth, crisp hop finish.

Two large, white, fluffy dogs stand on a wide, carpeted staircase accompanied by a man and woman in formal attire
Ollie and Bea descend the Jefferson Hotel’s grand staircase with their guardians Jill and Andy Stefanovich in the Parade of Pets at the 23rd Annual Fur Ball, presented by Dominion Energy, on November 6, 2021.

Ollie and Bea’s guardians, Andy and Jill Stefanovich, describe their two dogs as sisters extraordinaire who stick together through thick and thin. “We hope Ollie and Bea’s faces will make this special Legend beer twice as irresistible, doubling the focus on the important work that the Richmond SPCA does every single day. We are thrilled to be a part of this wonderful fundraising effort,” said Jill Stefanovich.

The IPA will be available from Legend Brewing Company’s Richmond Brewpub beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Legend Brewing will donate $1 to the Richmond SPCA for every four pack and pint sold from open to close. Outdoor and indoor dining are available at the Richmond pub with an option for pickup as well.

“Our four-legged companions are the heart and soul of our families,” said Dave Gott, Vice President of Legend Brewing Company. “Legend Brewing is proud to work with the Richmond SPCA and the Stefanovich family to help the thousands of hearts and souls that come into the Richmond SPCA’s care each year.”

The Stefanovich’s winning bid of $11,000 for the auction package went to the Richmond SPCA’s Cinderella Fund, which delivers lifesaving veterinary treatment to sick and injured homeless dogs and cats in the local humane society’s care.

Richmond SPCA Chief Executive Officer Tamsen Kingry said, “We are eager for the community to come out to Legend Brewing to taste this incredible beer that celebrates the Stefanoviches’ adorable dogs. Their generous support has already provided lifesaving veterinary care to hundreds of pets at the Richmond SPCA, and together we will provide medical treatment and rehabilitation to thousands more dogs and cats this year.”

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