Friday, May 17, 2013

Cambridge Brewing Company to Produce a Beer in Honor of Police Officer Sean Collier

A brewery in the Kendall Square section of Cambridge is planning to come out with a beer that honors an MIT police officer who was allegedly killed at the hands of the Boston Marathon bombers.

The Boston Globe is reporting that the Cambridge Brewing Company is going to produce a beer called Collier Stout, naming the brew after Sean Collier, who was slain on the university's campus a few days after the attack at the marathon. The article states that the Irish-style stout will likely be available in the middle of June, with proceeds going to the Jimmy Fund, which has created a fund to honor Collier. Expect approximately 2,000 pints to be produced by the brewery.

[June 13 update: Thrillist states that Collier Stout will debut at 5:00 PM today, with the Cambridge Brewing Company saying in a Facebook post that the limited-production beer will probably be available for at least a week. the post also mentions that the beer will only be offered on tap at CBC, and that "all profits from the sale of this beer will be donated to the Jimmy Fund, which has established a memorial fund in Collier’s honor."]

Rocky Mountain Brewery in Colorado Springs, CO, will also release a version of Collier Stout as well, according to the Globe.

The address for the Cambridge Brewing Company (which also has a brewpub) is 1 Kendall Square #100, Cambridge, MA, 02139. Its website can be found at