Feb 25, 2017 — Tradition Brewing Hull 488 Launch Party

The SS United States Conservancy was proud to witness the release of the signature craft beer Hull 488 in 12-ounce cans. Newport News city officials were in attendance, and there was much enthusiasm shared in support of the  the SS United States making a grand return to the place where her hull (number 488) was laid.

The energy and support from all attendees is a testament to the enduring power of the SS United States to inspire. Not only did Tradition Brewery donate all proceeds from the silent auction and the sale of Hull 488 at the event to the Conservancy, but they also pledged to donate 5 percent of all proceeds from the sale of cans of Hull 488 going forward!

At this time, cans of Hull 488 can be purchased exclusively from the Tradition Brewing tasting room. They plan to launch the beer in stores in New York, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia in the near future. More information can be found on their website.

Thank you to Tradition Brewing for putting on such an incredible event and for your generous contribution to the future of America’s Flagship! Thank you, too, to the individuals and organizations who made the event such a success: Barrel Oak Winery, Michael Cole, Jim Flood, Wayne Forth, the Mariners Museum and Park, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, P.F. Chang’s – Newport News, Robert Semler, and the Virginia Living Museum.