CollaborationLimited ReleaseLiving the Dream



American Pale Ale


Light Amber



Ben Tolkan, a prominent figure, and friend to many in the DC Beer scene, left us on October 17th, 2020 after 5.5 years of battling Ewing’s Sarcoma. Ben won at life by “living the dream,” embracing every precious day with a whimsy & unimaginable positivity that he shared with all who had the honor to cross his path. This American Pale Ale is our way of toasting to Ben’s memory, as he and his never-ending story continues to inspire all of us. Raise a glass of this beer, cheers to “l’chaim,” and join us in the fight against this disease Ben battled so hard against. He won his fight through how brightly he lived, but now it’s time for us to win the war! Proceeds from “Living the Dream” will be donated to the Sarcoma Foundation of America in his name. Ben taught us to never surrender, and always live each day to the fullest.

To Ben!


Brewed in collaboration with Oxbow Brewing Co, Atlas Beer Works, Right Proper, 3 Stars Brewing, Jerkface Jerky, Pizzeria Paradiso, Bluejacket, & Hellbender

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Tasting Notes

Living the Dream is a 5.2% ABV American Pale Ale that incorporates a mix of Pale 2 – row malt and multiple Munich malts that when combined with Cascade hops, form this attractive colored light amber offering. Distinct lacing with a tight, rocky head give way to aromas of floral citrus fruits such as orange and grapefruit rounding into a smooth, refreshingly balanced, light-bodied beer.