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Pennsylvania veteran beer collaboration will be issued on Memorial Day weekend

Pennsylvania veteran beer collaboration will be issued on Memorial Day weekend
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From a press release:

Pennsylvania has a longstanding history of its residents serving the nation through military service. The history of the PA National Guard dates back to the mid-1700s when Benjamin Franklin organized the first Pennsylvania militia. During the years of the Revolutionary War, Pennsylvania’s regiments were some of the largest populated units in the Continental Army.

Since the colonial era, Pennsylvania citizens have stepped up to answer the call for their country’s wars, both at home and abroad. They have served in the Guard, Reserve units, and on active duty. Today, there are over 350,000 veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard living in the commonwealth and continuing to serve or preparing for retirement.

Another area that Pennsylvania is a leader in is craft beer. As one of the top beer producers in the country, the state has become a powerhouse in the national landscape of craft beer, with breweries ranging from small brewpubs to expanding franchises to larger production facilities.

Nestled within that list are a group of veteran owned or operated breweries, using the skills honed during their service to create some truly awesome brews.

On Memorial Day weekend, 21 of those veteran owned/operated breweries are coming together for the second-ever state-wide collaboration beer in support of military veterans by military veterans. The website Breweries in PA recently announced its return.

Not only is this beer being produced by veterans, it will also include ingredients from veteran-owned Pennsylvania businesses as well. Grain and malt will come from Deer Creek Malthouse in Glen Mills, while some of the hops have been produced by GEMS Farms Hops in Carlisle, both of which are veteran-owned businesses. To support the large volume of beer needed for this project, it was brewed at GearHouse Brewing Company in Chambersburg and 2nd Story Brewing Company in Philadelphia.

“Adapt and Overcome” is a light-drinking hazy IPA with a release scheduled for May 28-31 at participating breweries, including Northeastern Pennsylvania locations like Five Mountain Brewing Company in Shickshinny and Downriver Brewing Company in Stroudsburg.

A special 16 oz. Willi Becher glass with the Adapt and Overcome IPA logo is also available for purchase online.

Proceeds from this beer and the glass will go to the Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation, an organization that provides aid and support for Pennsylvania veterans and their families. Over the last eight years, they have raised over $2 million towards their cause.

Breweries in PA is a digital promotion company that connects beer drinkers to the Pennsylvania craft breweries they love. Visit for a robust overview of Pennsylvania craft beer maps, lists, events news, and much more.

Adapt and Overcome IPA locations:

2nd Story Brewing – Philadelphia
Artifice Ales & Mead – Manheim
Black Forest Brewery – Ephrata
Cellar Works Brewing – Sarver
Cox Brewing – Elizabethtown
Deer Creek Malthouse – Glen Mills
Downriver Brewing – Stroudsburg
Eclipse Brewing – Sunbury
Five Mountain Brewing – Shickshinny
GearHouse Brewing – Chambersburg
GEMS Farms Hops – Carlisle
Hemauer Brewing – Mechanicsburg
McAllister Brewing – North Wales
Olde Bedford Brewing – Bedford
Root Down Brewing – Phoenixville
Seven Sirens Brewing – Bethlehem
Stonebridge Brewing – Johnstown
Tattered Flag Brewing – Middletown
Ten7 Brewing – North Wales
Whitehorse Brewing – Berlin
Willow Creek Brewing – West Reading

Photo by Emily Reifsnyder