Central Texas brewery makes beer to benefit Doris Miller Memorial

Posted at 8:25 PM, Aug 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 21:40:33-04

A local business brewed a special lager in honor of Doris Miller, a World War II hero from Waco.

Bare Arms Brewing made the beer for a fundraiser to complete the Doris Miller Memorial in downtown Waco.

 Waco Councilman Jim Holmes is doing a jet ski trip along the Mississippi River to raise money for the project.

Holmes, who paid a discounted price for a full barrel of the American Style Lager, is giving the beer to people who are donating to the memorial during his trip.

Owners Andy Soukup, Justin Veach and Keith Collier bottled 65 cans, some of which didn't make it on the trip. Bare Arms Brewing sold the remaining cans with 100 percent of the proceeds, which amounted to over $1,000, benefiting the memorial.

"It's pride in the town. It's pride in the history of the town and he was a hero," Veach said.

Bare Arms also sold some of the cans in exchange for donations but the supply ran out quickly.

"Earlier this week, we said 'if you are OK with it, we are going to do another batch and do a larger batch with more proceeds going to the fund,'" Veach said. 

The company now plans to make a larger batch with the proceeds benefiting the memorial. The announcement of when the beer will be available will be made on Facebook and Instagram.

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