A new brewery named for a favorite hunting spot announced Sunday that it would participate in a project to make it easier for others to hunt.
At a Super Bowl party at Chick's Oyster Bar, Back Bay Brewing Co. said it would help finance and build a duck blind for injured veterans at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
The brewery will work with the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation, a civic group, and Freedom Hunters, which sponsors hunting trips for veterans. Joshua Canada, co-founder of Back Bay Brewing, said he expects it to be done by fall.
"We all have a deep love for hunting and being with your buddies," he said. "If you have a disability, it's a lot tougher to get out there. We want them to come out and relax and have a good time."
Less than two years ago, Canada and his friend Charlie Burroughs were hunting and talking at Back Bay. "Charlie had always wanted to start a brewery," said Canada, who lives at the Beach. "Basically, I was like, 'Let's just do it.' "
He and Burroughs launched Back Bay late last year. They make the beer in rented space at the Weeping Radish brewery in Grandy, N.C. More than two dozen Beach restaurants, including Chick's, serve it, Canada said. He hopes to expand soon to Norfolk.
Back Bay manufactures False Cape Ale, an amber ale. Canada said the brewery is starting tests for a pale ale.
Philip Walzer, 757-222-3864, firstname.lastname@example.org
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