Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla, right, and Sgt. Jason Bishop adds ingredients to the 2K56 Beer at Airways Brewing Co. on July 15. COURTESY PHOTO, Airways Brewing Company

Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla, right, and Sgt. Jason Bishop adds ingredients to the 2K56 Beer at Airways Brewing Co. on July 15. COURTESY PHOTO, Airways Brewing Company

Airways Brewing Company to tap 2K56, a beer honoring Kent Police officer

Brewery, police come up with a beer in memory of Diego Moreno, who died in the line of duty; fundraiser set for Aug. 2

  • Monday, July 29, 2019 5:03pm
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Airways Brewing Company recently joined members of the Kent Police Department to make a special beer in memory of Officer Diego Moreno, who died in the line of duty on July 22, 2018.

The inspiration for the brew – a Northwest-style IPA featuring citra, mosaic and simcoe hops – came from friends who were asked to create a beer in Moreno’s name. They came up with 2K56 IPA, named after a call sign frequently used by Moreno.

The new brew will be officially tapped at a fundraising event on Friday, Aug. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the brewery, 8611 S 212th St., Kent. Proceeds for the 21-and-over event support the Diego Moreno Memorial Scholarship the family established through a foundation with Washington State University. Use the search feature to look up the scholarship.

The scholarship is available each year to a graduating high school senior who is a certified major in criminal justice.

The fundraiser will include a raffle in which guests can buy tickets for a $1 donation each and drop them in the buckets by the items they want to be in the drawing for. Items donated so far include a four-hour police ride-along; rounds of drinks for six at either Airways location; cupcakes from Sweet Themes Bakery, restaurant gift cards; and beer-, wine- and charcuterie-themed gift baskets. Guests do not have to be present during the drawing to win, and 100 percent of the raffle proceeds will go directly to the scholarship fund.

Organizers are seeking gift cards, baskets or one-of-a-kind handmade items for the raffle. Interested parties can email info@airwaysbrewing.com.

For more information, visit airwaysbrewing.com, or find Airways Brewing Company on Facebook.

COURTESY PHOTO, Airways Brewing Company

COURTESY PHOTO, Airways Brewing Company

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