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Black Horizon Brewing Company is tapping a new beer on Friday, November 9. It’s called Protect and Defend, a hoppy Golden Ale (32 IBUs and 5.8 ABV) that is malty, with mild citrus/grapefruit notes, clean, crisp and a bit hoppy. It was made with a special blend of hops from Yakima Chief Hops, which donated some of their proceeds to the Semper Fi fund, dedicated to providing urgently needed resources and support for 9/11 combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of the US Armed Forces and their families. That blend of hops consists of Cashmere, Centennial, Ekuanot, Mosaic and Simcoe.
Black Horizon will be donating $1 from every pint, glass or howler sold of Protect and Defend in the taproom to a veterans charity that customers will choose by vote. (Come in, grab a beer, and drop your ballot into the helmet on the bar.)
Charles, one of the owners of Black Horizon, is a 24-year vet of the US Army Reserves. He is pictured above with the helmet in hand. Thank you for your service, as well as thank you to all the vets who have served.