Beer Release – Lead the Way IPA, Narrows Brewing

Tacoma’s Narrows Brewing Company just announced the upcoming release of a new beer in its lineup: Lead the Way IPA. The beer makes its debut on August 6th at a release party at the brewery. Proceeds from that party benefit The Pointe du Hoc Foundation – an extremely worthy and patriotic cause (see info below).

The party on August 6th is part of Tacoma Beer Week, which we told you about recently (see that story). Lead the Way IPA clocks in at 6.8 percent ABV and 80 IBUs. You’l find more information about the beer and the release party in the press release below.


Narrows Brewing Co., Tacoma Washington

Local Brewery Supporting Local Heroes

Tacoma, WA – Narrows Brewing Co. announces a new beer in its lineup; LEAD THE WAY IPA. The 6.8% ABV, 80 IBU India Pale Ale will be released during Tacoma Beer Week at a party on Thursday August 6, 2015.  Brewed with NW 2 row malted barley, hopped with all Yakima hops including Magnum, Willamette, Columbus and S07270, and triple dry hopped; the last addition being whole hop Cascade. It has an awesome nose and finishes with the NW style IPA kick. LEAD THE WAY IPA is Narrows Brewing’s nod to The Pointe du Hoc Foundation (PDHF), who supports the special operations warriors of 2d Ranger Battalion, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM).

The idea for the beer started after the Brewery formed a special bond with a Ranger and his wife. They were in the taproom on the night before one of his deployments.  That first meeting turned into a friendship and led to an introduction to the Ranger Community and the Pointe du Hoc Foundation. Named for the 10 story cliffs Rangers scaled on D-Day, the PDHF is a 501©3 whose mission is to honor the courage, fortitude, and selfless sacrifices of 2d Battalion Rangers and their families who have served in the unit from WWII to the present.

During the release party at Narrows Brewing, $1.00 for each LEAD THE WAY draft sold will be donated by the brewery to the PDHF.  On an ongoing bases, for every bottle of LTW beer sold, 50 cents will be donated to PDHF. Brewery Managing Partner Scott Wagner said, “We are a local brewery supporting our local heroes.  We want these guys to know how much we appreciate what they do. Honoring them with a label, and creating an ongoing donation to PDHF was a fun way to do it.”

The Foundation cultivates relationships with supporters of the 2d Ranger Battalion. It provides support through educational funding, life skills development, counseling, and employment assistance.  The Foundation also sustains the memorial park, constructed in the Ranger compound at JBLM, built as a lasting tribute to their fallen. An upcoming fundraising event is the Ranger Regatta being heldAugust 27, 2015.  The regatta is being sponsored by PDHF and the Tacoma Yacht Club and includes a reception, a Puget Sound Regatta, and a Salmon Bake and gathering at Wollochet Bay.  Information and donation opportunities are available

The Narrows Brewing Co. is located in a historic 103-years old mill building built over the water.  Located in the Narrows Marina at 9007 S. 19th Street, Tacoma WA, it has an outdoor deck, beautiful views of the Narrows Bridge, Olympic Mountains, and Puget Sound. A good cold beer is always ready, and it is a truly charming place to visit. Taprooms are available to rent for your private party by calling253-327-1400. Follow Narrows Brewing on Facebook or Instagram. More information at

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