Dry Dock Brewing Colorado Freedom Memorial Blonde Ale Returns
(Aurora,CO) – Dry Dock Brewing Company is excited to release the 2014 edition of the Colorado Freedom Memorial Blonde Ale, just in time for Memorial Day. This American blonde ale was brewed to commemorate and support the Colorado Freedom Memorial, located in Aurora’s Springhill Community Park. A 12-foot tall, 95-foot wide glass monument to the sacrifice of nearly 6,000 Colorado veterans killed in action since 1876, the Colorado Freedom Memorial is a symbol of our nation’s strength, resilience, and perseverance.
Dry Dock Brewing worked closely with the Memorial founders in order to obtain approval to use the image of the American flag on the Colorado Freedom Memorial Blonde Ale label. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) prohibits the use of the American flag on beer labels, unless permission is specifically granted by the United States federal government. With the help of the Colorado Freedom Memorial, Dry Dock successfully received approval of the use of the flag from the federal government and the TTB for this patriotic beer.
Colorado Freedom Memorial Blonde Ale will be available on tap at Dry Dock, as well as on tap and in 22-ounce bombers around the state while supplies last. The beer is 5.5% ABV with 18 IBUs. It’s slightly sweet with just a touch of bitterness, and a floral aroma from the addition of Challenger hops.
Dry Dock Brewing will donate one dollar from every bomber sold to the Colorado Freedom Memorial Fund. For more information or to make a donation to the Colorado Freedom Memorial Foundation, visit cfmf.net.
ABOUT DRY DOCK BREWING CO.
Dry Dock was the first brewery in Aurora and began as a small speakeasy-style bar next door to its sister business, The Brew Hut, at 15120 E. Hampden Avenue. To-date, it’s one of Colorado’s top producing breweries, made possible by its new production facility and canning line known as North Dock, at 2801 Tower Road. In its first year canning, Dry Dock canned more than 2 million cans of Amber Ale, Hop Abomination IPA, Hefeweizen, and Apricot Blonde. Around 6,000 cans of Dry Dock beer were opened each day in 2013.