GILBERT, AZ — Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company is releasing a special beer in honor of Pat Tillman with proceeds going to help veterans.
The brew is based on one they previously sold — O-Line — which was a collaboration with Arizona Cardinals offensive linemen made with 42 hop varieties.
Strong Safety is brewed with 4.2 pounds per barrel of hops — a Yakima Chief Hops’ Veterans Blend, which supports K9s for Warriors.
The numbers are a nod toward Tillman's #42 football jersey as an Arizona State University Sun Devil.
Strong Safety will be released at a launch party Thursday evening at the brewery’s Gilbert location. Customers can purchase cans and draft pours at the event, and can also meet members of the Tillman Foundation and Tillman Scholars.
IF YOU GO:
Arizona Wilderness Gilbert
721 N. Arizona Ave
6-8 p.m., April 14