OG: 17.5°P ABV: 6.6% IBUs: 34
Availability: 1/25/19 until its gone!
Style: Tropical Stout
Description: Similar to the stouts found in tropical climes, this very dark, sweet and fruity beer was brewed with lager yeast fermented at ale temperatures and has smooth roasty flavors without a burnt harshness
Maris Otter, Crystal 65, Crystal 85, Crystal 120, Roasted Barley and
Dehusked Roasted Barley
Rich meats, scallops, oysters, spicy foods, smooth and creamy cheeses, chocolate desserts, strawberry tart.
This beer is our 2019 Black Ale Project beer, and it benefits the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Fund. Learn more about Nick here. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer will go to support this cause.
On Friday January 25th we will be hosting an event to help raise fund for the Foundation and to honor Nick’s memory and his birthday! Live music from with High Attitude, food & a cash bar! Cost of admission is a $20 donation to the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Foundation Fund. Learn more or purchase tickets here
About the Nick and the Foundation:
The Xiarhos Family has created a foundation in honor of Nicholas. The Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Fund is designed to support local first responders and military families in need of financial assistance, wounded warriors and their families.
Nicholas George Xiarhos was the first child of Yarmouth Police Department Deputy Chief of Police Steven G. Xiarhos and Lisa Xiarhos and the beloved big brother of his siblings Alexander, Elizabeth, and Ashlynne Xiarhos of Yarmouth Port , Massachusetts . Nicholas attended Yarmouth schools and graduated from Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School in 2006. His family, friends, teachers, and coaches remember him as a kind-hearted, selfless person who went out of his way to help others. He was affectionately nicknamed “The Mayor of DY” due to his outgoing personality and his ability to get along with everyone. In their senior year, his classmates presented him with the title “Does Most for Others.”
Nicholas had an enduring passion about serving his country and joining the military, which was heightened by the events of September 11, 2001. Nine days after graduating from high school, he entered the United States Marine Corps Boot Camp at Parris Island in South Carolina . On September 22, 2006, he earned the title of United States Marine. Nicholas served as a 0351 Infantry Assaultman with the 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment in Iraq and the 2nd Battalion 8th Marine Regiment in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Nicholas died on the battlefield in the Garmsir District of Helmand Province in Southern Afghanistan on July 23, 2009 while going to the rescue of his fellow Marines in combat. Nicholas fought for the freedom of the people of Iraq and Afghanistan . He chose to make a difference in the world and was a true American Patriot. Two weeks prior to his death, his last words to his mother were, “Don’t worry about me Mom…I’m living the dream.”
His short life was not without purpose, and he fulfilled his dream.
In just 3 years of service Corporal Xiarhos earned the following awards:
- Meritorious Mast for Outstanding Performance
- Good Conduct Medal
- Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
- National Defense Medal
- Naval Unit Citation
- Iraqi Campaign Medal
- Afghanistan Campaign Medal
- Sea Deployment Ribbon
- Combat Action Ribbon
- The Purple Heart
- Presidential Unit Citation
Shortly before Nick shipped out for battle in Afghanistan , Nick and many of his 1/9 Marines met President Obama at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, President Obama spoke of great sacrifices, stating in part, “Each of you has your own story. And that story is now part of the history of the United States of America—a nation that exists only because free men and women have bled for it from the beaches of Normandy to the deserts of Anbar; from the mountains of Korea to the streets of Kandahar. You teach us that the price of freedom is great. Your sacrifice should challenge all of us—every single American—to ask what we can do to be better citizens.”
To learn more about the Xiarhos Foundation please click on the picture of Nick above.
About The Black Ale Project:
Dave Pappas is partnering with breweries across the country to support the Black Ale Project, a craft beer initiative to raise money and awareness on behalf of U.S. war veterans. As a former active duty Marine and non-combat veteran of the Persian Gulf War, supporting our war veterans is a cause that means a lot to Dave. The Black Ale Project itself isn’t a charity organization but an idea he came up with to help veterans in need.
Each Black Ale Project beer is brewed by a different craft brewery, with no two beers being exactly the same. For breweries that do not package their beer (or choose not to for the Project), the beer they brew in support of the Black Ale Project is poured in their taproom until it sells out. Dave does not handle the money at any time during the process; the funds are donated directly by the brewery to a veteran charity of the brewery’s own choosing.
The Black Ale Project has raised over $100,000 for more than forty different veteran charities and continues to raise money every week through the sale of beers by participating breweries. Please click here for a list of breweries that have brewed beer for the Black Ale Project, as well as breweries that are on board to release beer in the future.
It’s simple: buy a beer, help a veteran!
To learn more about the Black Ale Project – click on the logo above.