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Sailor Jerry's 108th Birthday Party

January 14, 2019 08:00 PM until January 14, 2019 11:59 PM

In honor of Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins’ 108th birthday on January 14, Braven Brewing Company has brewed "Sailor Beware! Pineapple IPA" to celebrate the occasion in style. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum sparked Braven to showcase the longevity of Norman Collins’ iconic designs as the father of American old school tattooing.

As a devout fan of the brand who happens to have a few Sailor Jerry tattoos himself, Braven Co-Founder and CEO Marshall Thompson worked to create a special brew that acts as a perfect companion to the spiced rum: Sailor Beware! Pineapple IPA. Available only for a limited time, the brew is a hazy and juicy New England-Style IPA, brewed with pineapple as a nod to Collins’ Hawaiian roots. Ella and El Dorado hops lend aromatic notes of ripe papaya and mango to the nose, where pineapple adds a touch of sweet acidity to balance out the finish.

To mark the occasion, Braven will throw a party to debut the new beer, including beer and rum specials and tattoos by Bushwick tattoo shop Allied Tattoo. The Sailor Beware! Pineapple IPA will be distributed in limited quantities to locations throughout New York, including Beer Authority, The Ditty, Our Wicked Lady and more.