Adapt and Overcome IPA

Olde Bedford Brewing Co. collaborated with 19 other veteran-owned breweries in the state to create a beer called “Adapt and Overcome,” a light hazy IPA that will be available during Memorial Day weekend.

Olde Bedford Brewing Company joins 19 other veteran-owned breweries in Pennsylvania for a statewide Memorial Day beer release.

“Adapt and Overcome” will be a light drinking hazy IPA with a release scheduled for Memorial Day weekend at all of the participating breweries.

“The Pennsylvania Brewer Association every year does a veterans beer,” said Dave Heller of OBBC. “Any brewery that is veteran owned gets to contribute to it.”

According to Heller, the beer will be available in kegs and cans.

There are more than 350,000 veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard living in Pennsylvania.

The state has become a national leader in craft beer, with breweries ranging from small brewpubs, to expanding franchises to larger production breweries.

Within that list are a group of veteran-owned or operated breweries.

On Memorial Day weekend, 20 of those veteran-owned and operated breweries are coming together for a second time for a collaboration beer in support of military veterans.

The brew will also include ingredients from veteran-owned businesses in the state.

Grain and malt for the beer will come from Deer Creek Malthouse in Glen Mills, while some of the hops being used have been produced by GEMS Farms Hops in Carlisle.

To support the large volume of beer needed for the project, the beer was brewed at GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg and 2nd Story Brewing in Philadelphia.

Proceeds from the beer will go to the Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation, which provides aid and support for veterans and their families.

Over the last eight years, the foundation has raised more than $2 million.

Other participating breweries include: Artifice Ales & Mead of Manheim, Black Forest Brewery of Ephrata, Cellar Works Brewing of Sarver, Cox Brewing of Elizabethtown, Downriver Brewing of Stroudsburg, Eclipse Brewing of Sunbury, Five Mountains Brewing of Shickshinny, Hemauer Brewing of Mechanicsburg, McAllister Brewing Co of North Wales, Root Down Brewing of Phoenixville, Seven Sirens Brewing of Bethlehem, Stonebridge Brewing of Johnstown, Tattered Flag Brewing of Middletown, Whitehorse Brewing of Berlin, and Willow Creek Brewing of West Reading.

Contact Cati Keith at ckeith@bedfordgazette.com; 623-1151. ext.105

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