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Honored to Serve - Military Vets and Colorado Springs Craft Brewery and Distillery

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Colorado Springs’ love affair with the U.S. Military dates back to our founder, William Jackson Palmer. A decorated Civil War general, Palmer set a standard for honor and service that lives on to this day in the legions of veterans who’ve chosen to make Colorado Springs their home.

Here, we celebrate three such veterans who, in their post-military lives, have chosen to embrace the craft spirits movement and opened a distillery or brewery and continue to embody Palmer’s passion to serve.

The craft brewing and distilling movements have a number of practitioners among military vets; here are three local tastes.