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May 19, 2023

Pennsylvania breweries collaborate on veteran-made beer to raise money for troops and military families

The hazy IPA, which will be released on Memorial Day weekend, is made by 23 veteran-owned or operated breweries

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The 'Adapt and Overcome: Got Your Six' IPA will be available at 25 participating Pennsylvania breweries beginning on Memorial Day weekend.

If you're looking for ways to support veterans this Memorial Day, here's an easy one: Buy a veteran-made beer that supports our troops. 

23 veteran-owned or operated breweries have collaborated on the "Adapt and Overcome: Get Your Six" hazy IPA, which will be released at participating breweries (25 in total) statewide Friday, May 26, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The beer, which will be available on tap and in cans, is brewed by Pennsylvania veterans with ingredients sourced from veteran-owned businesses throughout the state.

Proceeds will be donated to Keystone Military Families, a Shoemakersville-based nonprofit that provides groceries, clothing, household items and furniture to Pennsylvania veterans. It also sends care packages overseas monthly, fills 10,000 Christmas stockings annually and helps veterans and military families with job-hunting and résumé-building. 

The closest locations carrying the limited-release beer include Root Down Brewing in Phoenixville, Deer Creek Malthouse in Glen Mills, Levante Brewing in West Chester and Ten7 Brewing in North Wales. For those willing to travel statewide, Breweries in Pennsylvania, the state's beer industry group, has a map of every available location.

The light-drinking, 6% ABV India pale ale is brewed with spelt, toasted oats and pale wheat malts, which give the finished product a "cracker-like backbone" and help manage its subtle bitterness. The recipe uses amarillo, cascade, centennial, citra, comet and simcoe hops and has subtle aromas of papaya, melon and stone fruits like plum and apricot. 

This marks the fourth time Pennsylvania breweries have collaborated on a craft beer in honor of the state's veterans. The Memorial Day brew was first released in 2019, supporting the Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation. $60,000 has been raised since the collaboration started