Baxter Celebrates 4th Year of Limb-it-less Blonde Ale with Travis Mills

Baxter Brewing is proud to announce this year’s release of Limb-it-less Blonde Ale, the brewery’s fourth collaboration with recalibrated veteran and former U.S Army Staff Sergeant, Travis Mills.

Inspired by a chance meeting at the 2017 Great Falls Brewfest, the production and release of Limb-it-less has traditionally been anchored by Mills’ annual visit to the brewery on 9/11. This year, however, Mills will be hosting the Building Strength Gala, a groundbreaking ceremony for the Travis Mills Foundation’s new Health and Wellness Center, on September 11.

“We are so excited to continue to partner with Baxter Brewing,” says Brandy Dupper-Macy, Associate Director of Development at the Travis Mills Foundation. “This partnership has helped so many of our post-9/11 veterans attend our retreat, and we looking forward to sharing this year’s release at our Building Strength Gala event and beyond this fall.”

Mills, a quadruple amputee who lost portions of all four limbs during his third tour of Afghanistan, founded the Travis Mills Foundation with his wife, Kelsey, in 2013. Based in Rome, Maine, the Foundation’s retreat motivated Baxter to create a blonde ale – Mills’ favorite style – using only Maine ingredients. As noted by Baxter Brewing Quality Director, Merritt Waldron, “Limb-it-less uses all Maine-grown ingredients: malt from the Bucks Farms and Maine Malt House, and Cascade and Nugget hops grown at the Hop Yard in Gorham.”

“This is an aggressively hoped Blonde Ale,” Waldron continues. “There’s a lot of floral and citrus flavor from the hops which pairs well with the sweet and smooth bready character from the locally grown and malted barley.”

With proceeds from the sale of Limb-it-less benefiting the Travis Mills Foundation, Baxter President, Jenn Lever, is exuberant for this year’s release. “This is our fourth year working with Travis and his amazing organization,” says Lever. “We are thrilled at the opportunity to have this year’s release distributed throughout all of the Hannaford locations in the state and in time for September 11th where we hope many veterans can find this beer to honor all they and Travis have given us.”

Limb-it-less Blonde Ale (5.3% ABV) is available in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans and will hit retail shelves across Maine beginning this week.

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