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2011-18 Helena Brewers (National Beer Day)

The inspiration for selecting a late-era Helena Brewers cap for this week's Fresh Fitted Friday post is that National Beer Day is celebrated annually on April 7. This year's holiday toasts to the 90th anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the law allowing people to brew and sell beer, thus effectively ending the Prohibition Era which began in 1920.

The backbone of every beer is malt which is comprised of barley and is strongly represented here just as it has been historically on the logos of Helena's parent club in Milwaukee throughout the years.

The blue and gold MILB batterman are beautiful against the navy crown here.

Made in Bangladesh cap but FYI, you'll need a permit to drink beer with an ABV of higher than 0.5% in Bangladesh.

Sadly, Helena lost its team when MILB contracted after the 2019 season and now the closest option for baseball fans in that town to catch games is about two hours away in Missoula. That's still a far better option than having to trek to Kalispell which is where the Glacier Range Riders have played as the newest members of the Pioneer League since 2022.

I've written about a few other Pioneer League caps here over the years and my most prized cap from that league is the early 1990s Butte Copper Kings cap so if you're interested in checking that one or any of the others, make sure to check out the labels section of this page.

Those who follow the Baseball Milquetoast account on Instagram know that I often pair up my Fresh Fitted Friday selections with a beer or wine with some relation to that week's hat so keep your eyes peeled to see what I've got in store for today's "National Beer Day" post!

This week's Fresh Fitted Friday selection is not going on the Trading Block however please don't hesitate to reach out if you want any other cap from that list and you are willing to part with any of the hats on my Wish List.

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