Boston Brewers Make Beer for Slain MIT Officer

Staff Writer
In honor of Sean Collier, a Cambridge microbrewery is making a beer in his honor

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A Boston-area microbrewery is brewing a new beer in honor of the slain MIT officer allegedly killed by the Boston Marathon bombers, reports the Boston Globe.

Cambridge Brewing Co. is making a new beer, set to be sold in June, after Sean Collier's friends suggested it to the brewery. The beer will be called the Collier Stout, a dry Irish stout. The Boston Globe reports, "Friends say Collier had many passions in life, from the outdoors, to the New England Patriots to country music, and he also enjoyed craft beer." 

The Globe also shares that $1 of sales from each beer sold will go to a fund to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, which has established a memorial fund in Collier's honor. Another Boston brewery giving back to its city after the April 15 bombings? None other than Boston Beer Co., which is giving profits from its 26.2 Brew (now trademarked as the "Boston Strong" brew) to the Greg Hill Foundation to support victims and their families.

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