PHOTO: Full Rainbow Appears at Virginia Craft Brewery on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

PHOTO: Full Rainbow Appears at Virginia Craft Brewery on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

A Virginia craft brewery stretched the luck of the Irish into an extra day over the weekend as Mother Nature gave everyone quite a show in the form of a full rainbow.

While you were glued to your TV Saturday, watching your NCAA March Madness bracket burst into flames as Villanova fell to Wisconsin and Xavier put the hurt on the Florida State Seminoles, people hanging out under tents at Virginia’s Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery were treated to one cool view as a full rainbow appeared in the distance.

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Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery is a farm brewery in central Virginia, about 40 miles west of Richmond. The brewery cultivates crops including hops, barley, rosemary and pumpkins. Their Coconut Delight won silver at the 2016 World Beer Cup in the Field Beer category; Heir Apparent, a chili beer, took silver at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival.

Saturday was a bit of a stormy afternoon in central Virginia, which set the perfect scene for the meteorological phenomenon.

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The photo, which the brewery shared across its social media accounts Saturday, shows a full rainbow stretching across a stormy sky in the distance from the brewery’s farm location. It got more than 200 likes on Facebook and 300 likes on Lickinghole Creek’s Instagram.

“It was very cool,” the brewery tells us. “We get these rainbows often enough at the same spot we’ve designated the area the ‘Rainbow Valley.'”

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