WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Billsburg Brewery in Williamsburg announced it will brew a new beer named 756 IPA in honor Virginia State Trooper Chad P. Dermyer, who was killed in the line of duty in 2016.
Dermyer’s wife, Michelle, will assist the Billsburg team on the new IPA, James City County Economic Development said in a news release.
The 756 IPA will be released Friday, March 29 and a portion of proceeds will go to the Unity Ride for fallen officers.
Trooper Dermyer’s badge number for the Virginia State Police was Badge 756. All ingredients for the beer have been sourced from Dermyers’s home state of Michigan.
“We are thrilled to be able to help this worthy cause for someone, who sacrificed his safety each day at work as a police officer and trooper. We can’t wait to honor his service with a celebration of the 756 IPA,” said Dave Baum, owner of Billsburg.
Dermyer was 37 when he was shot and killed at a Richmond Greyhound bus station on March 31, 2016. He is survived by his wife and two children.