Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Revelation Craft Brewing in Rehoboth is set to release Honor the Fallen Irish Copper Ale. In addition, proceeds from the release event Friday, March 15, will benefit Delaware State Police’s Camp Barnes.
Revelation Craft Brewing President and Head Brewmaster Patrick Staggs said several of the company’s staff are retired police officers, and they partnered with company brewers to make the ale.
Staggs said the event will be an awesome way to kick off St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
“We have four retired police officers on our team at Revelation, and these guys are amazing. In the line of duty or across the bar, they love to serve. This was a really fun project and a way we can give back,” said Staggs. “It’s going to be a big night with lots of officers and supporters.”
Brian Grawehr, a retired police officer and current brewery facilities manager, said after enjoying a 25-year career that included helping and giving back to area communities, it's hard to just turn that off after retirement. “It's awesome that Revelation has given us the avenue to continue that, especially for the kids and Camp Barnes,” said Grawehr.
According to the Camp Barnes website, the campground is over 50 years old and located on Miller’s Creek, a tributary of Little Assawoman Bay. The idea is to provide a free summer youth camp for children who would not be able to.
The summer camp is an overnight residential camp run by the Delaware State Police and is open to children ages 10 to 13 at no cost to the camper or family. Camp Barnes accommodates 60 campers per week for six weeks, from early July through August. All children are eligible to attend regardless of family income.
Staggs said there will be live music and DaNizza Wood Fired Pizza.