The 30 service members (call sign ‘Extortion 17’) plus one military K9 have come to be known as the ’31 Heroes.’ We were approached by some of the local family members of the 31 Heroes about brewing a beer in their honor. Our wheat IPA was made to commemorate these fallen heroes on the date of the fifth anniversary of the crash. A portion of the proceeds of this beer, at the taproom release and in distribution, will go to The Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides college scholarships and educational counseling to the surviving children of Special Operations personnel killed in the line of duty.
31 Heroes Release
In August 2011, a helicopter carrying a group of military service members – many of them Navy SEALs – was downed in Afghanistan. The tragedy is considered the largest single day loss of American lives in the history of Special Operation Forces.
Release begins at 1pm. The beer will be available on draft and in 22oz bottles, with limited edition glassware and t-shirts at the brewery, as well as in distribution.