The Red Wings team up with Rohrbach Brewing Company for a special event to benefit the Webster Challenger Miracle Field on August 9.
Red Wings pitchers Michael Tonkin, D.J. Baxendale, John Curtiss, Alex Wimmers, and former Wing Nick Tepesch worked under Brewing Director Jim McDermott and lead brewer Eric Bishop to develop the ingredients and concept for "Sinker Slider Citra," a New England-Style India Pale Ale.
The beer will debut at a special event on Wednesday, August 9 at 6 p.m., at the Rohrbach Railroad Street Beer Hall at 97 Railroad Street. Tonkin, Curtiss, and Wimmers will be joined by other Red Wings players and coaches, along with front office members, to celebrate the event. Red Wings player will serve as guest bartenders at the event.
Wings players scheduled to appear: Michael Tonkin, Alex Wimmers, John Curtiss, Jake Reed, Aaron Slegers, Drew Rucinski, Mitch Garver, Dietrich Enns, Tim Melville, Niko Goodrum, Zack Granite, Tommy Field, David Hurlbut, Luke Bard, Stephen Gonsalves.
Sales from the limited batch, custom brew will benefit the local Challenger Miracle Field, in Webster. The Challenger Miracle Field is specifically designed for individuals with physical and/or cognitive challenges, and will be made with a rubberized surface that is fully wheelchair accessible. Bases and pitching mounds are painted onto the surface so that there are no raised obstacles, and the dugouts are enlarged to accommodate wheelchairs and other apparatus. The Red Wings host the Challenger Baseball World Series each June at Frontier Field, and have been a longtime supporter of the local Challenger Baseball programs.
The release event is family friendly and open to the public. The Red Wings players' transportation for the event is gracioulsy being provided by Roger Legault and Legault Limousine - the official limo service of the Red Wings and Frontier Field.
Rohrbach Railroad Street Beer Hall website
Challenger Miracle Field website
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