LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)- Goodwood Brewing has announced earlier this year that the packaging for their new American Pale Ale will honor fallen American Heroes- with a portion of the proceeds of every case sold going to the charity selected by the hero’s family. This month, they will honor fallen Richmond Police Officer Daniel Ellis.
Officer Ellis was killed in November of 2015 while investigating an armed robbery.
The proceeds will go the Supporting Heroes foundation by request of Ellis’ wife.
The American Pale Ale cans and draft tags will bear the name of Officer Daniel Ellis as well as his end of watch date. Goodwood Brewing will also host promotional events and fundraisers in honor of Officer Ellis with the first being the beer release kick-off event in his hometown of Richmond at Paddy Wagon Irish Pub on April 28th.
The kick-off event to release the American Pale Ale cans honoring Daniel Ellis at The Paddy Wagon will feature live music, and $2 of every Goodwood American Pale Ale pint sold will go back to Supporting Heroes Foundation courtesy of Goodwood Brewing and Paddy Wagon.
"Daniel was a servant to this community, his church, and his family. He was a selfless person who so often put the needs of his family, job, and our community before his own. My hope is to keep his memory alive by committing to continue the legacy he started," said Katie Ellis, Wife of Fallen Officer Ellis.