Sales to benefit Work Vessels for Vets programs for injured veterans
Who’s thirsty? Outer Light Brewing Company of Groton, CT announced the release of a new beer with a cause – Workin’ Vets New England IPA. This double dry hopped, Simcoe, Mosaic New England IPA, coming in at 5.8% is brewed in collaboration with Mystic, CT based non-profit Work Vessels for Vets, Inc. A portion of sales of every pint served in the Outer Light taproom at Bridge Street in Groton, and all other can sales throughout Connecticut liquor stores will be donated to Work Vessels for Vets, Inc a Connecticut-based, all-volunteer nonprofit with the mission to award equipment to injured veterans who are starting a business.
This unique beer will also be available on draft for special events at donating partners The Captain Daniel Packer Inne and Friar Tucks Tavern in downtown Mystic, CT. Levine Distributing Company of Norwich, CT will be selling and delivering the beer as well as donating a portion of their sales to the cause.
“Watching how a community can come together and make a difference in the lives of an injured serviceman is why we started WVFV in 2008. Outer Light Brewing Company as well as the local restaurants and Levine Distributing are going above and beyond with this beer collaboration. I can’t wait to enjoy a cold one!” said John Niekrash, who co-founded the charity with the gift of his commercial fishing vessel to an injured Marine.
Tom Drejer, Owner of OLBC (http://www.outerlightbrewing.com/) noted, “Our community and our veterans are extremely important to us. We are beyond proud to take this opportunity to collaborate with Work Vessels for Vets and support our injured service men and women. We hope this beer can help bring attention to both our veterans and all the wonderful work this charity does to support them.”
The nationally accredited Mystic, Connecticut-based nonprofit, Work Vessels for Vets (www.WVFV.org), will use the funds to equip America’s veterans with the tools they need to make a successful transition from service-connected injuries to civilian entrepreneurship. Since its founding in 2008, the volunteers at Work Vessels for Vets, Inc awarded equipment to more than 2200 injured veterans in all 50 states. To date, the value of these “hands up” has exceeded $3.2 million!
Enjoy a pint or can of Workin’ Vets NEIPA until they run out!