Georgia brewery crafts beer honoring coronavirus expert Fauci

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Georgia brewery crafts beer honoring coronavirus expert Anthony Fauci

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A Georgia brewery has crafted a beer honoring the nation’s expert on infectious diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Wild Heaven Beer released the Fauci Spring -- a pale ale brewed with acai berries and an experimental hops.

The brewery has also released a lager for social distance drinking, “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” inspired by Queen Elizabeth’s speech.

The brewery also plans to release a rye IPA, “We Will Meet Again.”

Fauci, 79, has served under six presidents and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008. He is the 41st most highly cited researcher. He has become an unlikely celebrity for his appearances alongside President Donald Trump at near-daily White House briefings and his scientific approach to explaining the crisis.

The beer is not the first Fauci-inspired item.

His likeness has been cooked into a doughnut by a Rochester, New York, shop. A Fauci for President coffee mug is available on Amazon. There's a plush Fauci toy, which comes with a cape. As well as a bobblehead by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. Sales of the Fauci bobblehead support the American Hospital Association's drive to supply face masks to medical professionals.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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