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    Monday, March 27, 2023

    Kindness in Real Life: Outer Light IPA supports local veterans’ nonprofit

    Roark Levine, president of Levine Distributing Company; Gary Hobert, owner of Friar Tuck’s Tavern; Tom Drejer, president of Outer Light Brewing Company; and Carey Beralderi and John Niekrash of Work Vessels for Vets. (photo courtesy of Work Vessels for Vets)

    Mystic nonprofit Work Vessels for Vets has received a check for $1,907 to use toward a tractor for an injured veteran in Canterbury. The unique formula Workin’ Vets IPA Ale was brewed for a limited time by Outer Light Brewing Company of Groton and sold to restaurants and package stores in the region.

    The check presentation represents a portion of sales of the ale served in the Outer Light taproom at Bridge Street in Groton, draft sales at Friar Tuck’s tavern in Mystic and a percentage of each case sold by Levine Distributing Company of Norwich to Connecticut package stores.

    Work Vessels for Vets Inc is a Connecticut-based, all-volunteer nonprofit with the mission to award equipment to injured veterans who are starting a business.

    Tom Drejer, owner of Outer Light, said in a release that he hopes the company’s donation will bring attention to “veterans and all the wonderful work this charity does to support them.”

    Since its founding in 2008, Work Vessels for Vets has awarded equipment to more than 2,200 injured veterans nationally, totaling $3.2 million in value, according to the release.

    Kindness in Real Life is a regular feature in The Times. To contribute, email times@theday.com.

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