HAMPTON, N.H. — On November 17th, Smuttynose Brewing Company shows its support for local veterans by holding an event that honors vets for their service and celebrates a Black Ale Project and Smuttlabs beer collaboration.
Smuttynose Brewing Company’s newest beer release, Baddest Mother in the Valley, is a New England Black IPA brewed alongside Dave Pappas, founder of The Black Ale Project. Baddest Mother is a limited-edition Black IPA. Our black IPA uses dark malt and Sinamar to achieve its luscious dark color without losing any of the delicious hop characters that are loved by hopheads.
The Black Ale Project is an initiative that raises money and awareness on behalf of U.S. war veterans. Smuttynose will be donating $1 of every four-pack of beer sold to America’s trains and places service dogs for those with physical disabilities; guide dogs for individuals who are blind or have low vision; service dogs to help mitigate the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder; hearing dogs for those who have lost their hearing, and facility dogs as part of the rehabilitation process in military and VA hospitals.”
On November 17th, Smuttynose will hold a “Smuttynose Honors Veterans” event from noon to 4 pm. Pappas, a veteran himself, will perform the ceremonial first pour of the day. The event will take place outdoors, rain or shine, in the Finestkind Trailer Park at Smuttynose Brewery. A representative from the Hampton American Legion will be at the event, and America’s VetDogs will be there for the celebration with a few puppies-in-training for guests to meet. Guests are also encouraged to ask questions and interact with the trainers. Other local veteran-based organizations will be in attendance as well.
During the week leading up to the event, Smuttynose is offering a “buy a pint for a vet” program. Smuttynose is encouraging visitors to pay-it-forward and pre-purchase a pint for a veteran or active service member. Smuttynose encourages visitors to also show their support by writing a special message that will be given to veterans and active service members at the November 17th event.
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