CASTLE ROCK, CO — 105 West Brewing Company is releasing an Apricot Saison that was aged in two special Bourbon barrels from Law’s Whiskey House in collaboration with Tipsy’s Liquor World, to raise money for the Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation.
On December 31, 2017, Deputy Zackari Parrish responded to a shooting at an apartment complex in Douglas County. He along with four other officers, and two civilians were shot. Officer Parrish did not survive. Officer Parrish worked for the Castle Rock Police Department for almost three years. After Officer Parrish’s death, there was an outpouring of support from the Douglas County community. Two days after the shooting, 105 West Brewing Company changed their monthly charity to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Fallen Officer Fund in support of Officer Parrish’s family and with the community was able to raise a total of $9,691.
In May, Law’s Whiskey House released two special edition bottles made from two special barrels of Laws Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey at Tipsy’s Liquor World, to raise money for the Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation. Those two barrels, Barrel 410, which was finished with toasted mesquite chips for over four years, and Barrel 703, which was made from a single barrel chosen by Tipsy’s Liquor Manager, Phil Blanton. Both barrels were signed by Colorado law enforcement officers . After the release, the barrels went on display at Tipsy’s Liquor World. 105 West learned about the barrels and contacted both Law’s and Tipsy’s to ask if the brewery could use the barrels to age their beer with proceeds going to the Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation.
On Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 2pm, 105 West will release Fallen Heroes Bourbon Barrel Aged Apricot Saison, their collaboration with Laws Whiskey House and Tipsy’s Liquor World, from the brewery during a special tapping event. All Colorado law enforcement officers are invited to attend to sign the barrels and to donate money to the Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation.
105 West Brewing Company is a gratuity free brewery, all cash left behind goes to a monthly charity. Employees are paid a competitive wage and enjoy profit sharing. The brewery is encouraging everyone that attends this release to please bring cash to donate directly to the Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation. In addition to the gratuity left behind all proceeds from the release will be donated..
Fallen Heroes Bourbon Barrel Aged Apricot Saison is only available on tap and will not be sold to-go.
About 105 West Brewing Company
105 West Brewing Company is an award winning small batch brewery in the heart of Castle Rock, Colorado. The brewery won a Silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2017 for their American Wheat, Lemon Rye and was named Best Local Brewery by Denver A-List in 2018.