FORKED RIVER, N.J. — On Monday, June 18th Backward Flag Brewing will can their beer for the first time for a special can release scheduled for July 6th
The Forward Assault series is a project with the purpose of raising awareness of the many amazing organizations that exist with the mission to help Veterans move forward. Backward Flag works with these groups and individuals in designing a unique recipe that is symbolic of their organization or cause. A portion of all proceeds from the several Forward Assault releases will be donated to the respective charities chosen by the collaborative partners.
The first can in the series is Something’s Missing, a unique IPA featuring 0 IBUs. Something’s Missing was inspired by and brewed in collaboration with Rory Hamill. Rory, who lost his leg while serving as a Marine in Afghanistan, is an activist for veteran causes. Rory has chosen the We Defy Foundation as the benefiting charity of this release. Through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and fitness training the We Defy Foundation provides combat veterans suffering from life-disabling injuries and/or PTSD a long-term means to overcome their challenges.
“There’s many challenges to overcome once you leave the theatre of combat” stated Hamill. “From our formative years in the Marine Corps, we are taught “violence of action”; Kill or be killed. In combat, this is a necessity. Here back home, it’s not applicable to most professions or lifestyles. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the perfect outlet for the displaced warrior. It teaches discipline, endurance, and humility. The same as combat. Because of the We Defy Foundation, I am provided that opportunity once again, to be a warrior, to deal with my physical and mental trauma in a healthy and beneficial way.”
Something’s Missing will be available in 4 packs of 16oz cans through retailers and at Backward Flag Brewing on July 6th.
More about Backward Flag Brewing
Backward Flag Brewing has the proud distinction of being one of the first female veteran owned brewery in the nation. Owner and Army Veteran Torie Fisher was a Blackhawk Helicopter crew chief and served several overseas tours of duty. Torie is active with numerous veterans’ organizations and in 2017 launched Arms 2 Artisans which provides veterans with paid training in the craft brewing industry.
With a recent expansion in production capabilities Backward Flag is now operating at a greater production capacity and their veteran brewed beers will be available at more bars, restaurants, and VFWs across New Jersey.
- More on Rory Hamill https://www.dvidshub.net/news/265859/still-pushing-cpl-rory-hamill
- More on We Defy Foundation https://www.wedefyfoundation.org/#
- More on Backward Flag Brewing https://www.backwardflagbrewing.com/
Members of the press and veteran organization leaders are welcome to join Rory, Torie and the Backward Flag staff on Monday at 2 pm for a sneak peek (and sample) of the Something’s Missing can release.