BACKWARD FLAG CELEBRATING THEIR 3RD ANNIVERSARY THIS WEEKEND!
Backward Flag Brewing Company in Forked River celebrates their 3rd anniversary this week with good beer, food, music and special guests.
The Celtic Knot, a favorite at local breweries, will be on hand with their delicious fish and chips and will be joined by ElemeN7ts by NitroGirl who will be creating frozen confections and ice cream with different flavors of BFBC beer. The soundtrack for the day will be provided by Ty Mares Music.
However, as we have seen, the foundation and mission of Backward Flag has always gone deeper than just the brew, so there will be no new releases for the festivities.
“We want this anniversary to be less about the beer and more about the people”, said owner Torie Fisher. The people are the organizations, non-profits and charities who collaborated with Backward Flag over the past year. Each month BFBC employees choose a charity and a portion of the proceeds go to the organization. The anniversary party is an opportunity to honor, recognize and present the proceeds to the organizations.
Some of the beneficiaries are the Forked River Volunteer Fire Department and the NJ State Elks Army of Hope, which was created to assist families who have a member called to active duty with the National Guard or military reserves. The Captain Buscio Foundation, named for Captain Dominick Buscio of the Jersey City Fire Department, and created by his widow after he died of a heart attack at the too young age of 39. It provides complimentary pulmonary and cardio examinations through Deborah to fire fighters and first responders is another beneficiary.
The DV Farm, operated by vets and created to help combat veteran homelessness will also be recognized at the event. DV Farm is a service of Dysfunctional Veterans one of the largest online vet communities.
Arms 2 Artisans, a non-profit created by Backward Flag earlier this year will be represented by one of the first graduates, Lizz Devenny, who will be speaking about her experiences.
As part of the festivities this week BF also did a collaboration brew with Backpacks for Life, who provide backpacks filled with toiletries and other every day essentials to vets and families who cannot provide these for themselves. The brown ale will be called Rugged Road, so be on the lookout for it at the brewery and in cans.
We invite you to check out the links listed below to find out more about these great organizations. The party is this Saturday, 9/15, 12-9 PM and it promises to be a great day, so don’t miss it!
For more information on the charities that Backward Flag supports, click the links below!