Gambrinus, King of Beer

Photographed September 5, 2013
La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin
43.803156, -91.253632

The statue is located on 3rd Street South, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601, across the street and just a little down from the Original Home Built by Gottlieb and HJohanna Heileman. 3rd Street South is a very busy, one-way street, where drivers are loathe to stop for pedestrians. Proceed with extreme caution!

See also, World's Largest Six Pack, also at this location.

It is Gambrinus who brought beer to earth, and here is the legend of how this came to pass . . .

King of Beer
Gambrinus, whose real name was Jan Primus, was a valiant soldier of the 13th Century. This knightly duke was an honorary member of the Brussels Brewers Guild and is generally referred to as the inventor and king of beer.
You can smell the beer while standing on the street!

Buildings across the street from Gambrinus.

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