Welcome to USS Colorado (SSN-788) Commissioning Committee web site. USS Colorado (SSN-788) is the 15th Virginia Class submarine and is currently under construction at Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, Ct. It is expected to be commissioned in October or November 2017. The committee's purposes are to promote awareness within the state, provide support for the crew, and to help organize and raise money for the events surrounding commissioning.
Left Hand Brewing released their Pride Runs Deep IPA at a launch party on June 29th at Falling Rock Tap House in Denver.. The event was well attended by Committee members, local Navy personnel and member of the Submarine Veterans organization. This limited release beer is in honor of Colorado’s new namesake submarine and the crew that will sail her. Proceeds of the sale of the beer will go to the Commissioning Committee to help improve habitability for the sailors, fund visits of crew members to Colorado and fund events surrounding Commissioning. Pictures courtesy of Dan Puleio.
Left hand Brewing will release Pride Runs Deep beer at Falling Rock Tap House on June 29th at 4pm, in the company of supporters and veterans. Proceeds will help support the Committee, funding commissioning events and supporting the crew. Pride Runs Deep IPA with Colorado blue spruce pine tips is brewed in support of the USS Colorado Commissioning Committee. See the full press release at www.craftbeer.com/ Here is another link to their announcement: lefthandbrewing.com/events/pride-runs-deep-falling-rock/
Wondering where to get Pride Runs Deep. After release you will be able to locate sellers of Left Hand brewing through Left Hand’s Beer finder: lefthandbrewing.com/beer-finder/
On May 10th, Left Hand Brewing started brewing the first batch of USS Colorado’s “Pride Runs Deep” beer. Committee Members Tom Ramar, Dan Puleio, and JJ and Forence Mackin were on hand as Left Hand’s Marketing Director, Sarah Watson, and VP of Brewing Operations, Joe Schiraldi, explained the brewing process and observed the first batch being made. The beer will be an India Pale Ale with Colorado Blue Spruce pine tips. The beer will be ready for distribution at the end of June and will be distributed in both Colorado and Connecticut. We will publish more about it’s distribution when it is known.Left Hand is planning to make it available in bottles and on draft. Proceeds from the sale of the beer will be donated to the Committee to support Commissioning and the Crew.