This one is for all you beer enthusiasts – this month, Backward Flag Brewing unveiled Combat Edison, an American Wit craft beer inspired by and dedicated to Bunker Labs. The beer is second in the Forward Assault series, a project designed by the brewery to raise awareness and proceeds for nonprofits serving Veterans. The first can in the series was Something’s Missing, a zero IBU IPA.
Torie Fisher, Backward Flag Brewing owner, is one of the few female veteran-owned breweries in the nation. Recently, she was one of eleven veterans who completed the first ever Veterans in Residence (ViR) program in New York City, a collaboration between Bunker Labs and WeWork, providing veteran startups with office space and mentorship resources for six months. The ViR program operates in select cities nationwide.
The launch invited veterans far and wide to come and enjoy the refreshing, hoppy beer at the brewery. Torie shared her excitement at the event: “It was a great feeling to have the Bunker team join us in the celebration. We’re starting to see feedback on the beer, and I am happy to say it has been overwhelmingly positive. This was the second beer in the series and the most rewarding thing is to see our intent working effectively.”
Torie continued, “Our goal is to put the name of awesome organizations like Bunker Labs into the hands of beer drinkers everywhere and have them want to find out more. We see that happening. People are asking us about the organizations we partner with, they are posting pictures of their beer online and tagging the organization, which is creating more exposure for everyone. Overall I believe that we have been successful in our mission so far.”
This type of engagement and success with veterans in the Bunker Labs community is our ultimate goal as we continue to celebrate entrepreneurial advancements of veterans, active duty military, and their families all across the United States.
Congrats to Torie and the whole Backwards Flag Brewing team on all their success. Combat Edison is available in a limited run in the New York Metropolitan area.