This Independence Day, crack open a cold one that has as much heart as it has hops.
Cigar City Brewing and 10 other breweries (listed below) are looking to brew about 800 barrels of the IPA and donate proceeds to Operation Homefront, a charity that assists families of deployed service members.
Homefront IPA is a unique charity beer in that 100% of the proceeds are donated to Operation Homefront.
With the help of 6 participating breweries and other organizations that donated the hops and grains used to make the beer, Hops for Heroes was able to raise roughly $80,000 dollars for Operation Homefront in 2013.
In 2014, Hops for Heroes is hoping to top $200,000 and is set to brew 800 barrels (24,800 gallons) of beer between the 11 participating breweries.
Breweries where you can find Homefront IPA:
Center of the Universe Brewing Company, Ashland, VA
Fremont Brewing Company, Seattle, WA
Sly Fox Brewing Company, Pottstown, PA
Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, MO
Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Houston, TX
21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco, CA
Left Hand Brewing Company, Longmont, CO
Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, CA
Palmetto Brewing Company, Charleston, SC
Maui Brewing Co., Lahaina, HI