Butler County’s Grainworks Brewing Company will help the National VOA Museum of Broadcasting have fun and raise funds by tapping the first keg of its “Cincinnati Liars Lager” at a June 15 fundraiser.

New ‘Cincinnati Liars Lager’ to celebrate this local facility’s wartime news broadcasts

The event will be held at Grainworks, 7790 Service Center Drive, West Chester Twp., from 2 to 10 p.m on June 15. Proceeds from beer sales and “Cincinnati Liars” T-shirts featuring the beer label will benefit the museum. Pints will cost $6, and live music, board games and the keg tapping are also planned.

Bottles of “Cincinnati Liars Lager” will be available for sale later this summer at Grainworks. They will also be featured at the museum’s “Celebration of 75 Years of VOA Bethany Station,” its major fundraiser, on Sept. 21.

“When the Voice of America at Bethany Station began transmitting shortwave radio war news to the European theater and our Allied troops in September of 1944, we didn’t know if anyone was listening,” said Jack Dominic, VOA museum director.

“It soon became apparent that they were. Adolf Hitler, who ran an extensive propaganda machine to control the German people, soon after called the Bethany Station, ‘those Cincinnati liars.’ We’re proud to honor Bethany Station’s contribution to the VOA’s mission of telling the truth in media in order to let people in oppressed countries decide what form of government they want and will support.”

Steven Brock, chief operating officer for Grainworks, said the brewery is “happy to support the VOA museum during this special anniversary,”

“We look forward to helping spread the word about the incredible people and technology at the museum,” Brock said.

The Cincinnati Liars Lager beer label was designed by Frankie Doerpers, of West Chester Twp., an artist and former art teacher at Lakota East High School’s freshman school.

VOA museum opening hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. at 8070 Tylersville Road. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children.

For a complete schedule of 2019 VOA museum events, visit www.voamuseum.org.

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