Earlier this year, we designed a bottle for the 228th anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard. This is a continuation of our ongoing support of the U.S. Military. Rogue Ales & Spirits has created more than 30 custom bottles for deployed battalions, squadrons and regiments from the Pacific Northwest since the early 2000s.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Coast Guard turned 228 and we got to help them celebrate the anniversary with a special bottle.
This isn't the first time that we've created a custom bottle of beer for our military. In fact, for almost 20 years, we've had the pleasure of being one of the first to help welcome home our troops here in the Pacific Northwest.
When Oregon National Guard battalions, squadrons and regiments demobilize and return to their families, we are proud to gift them with a bottle made just for them. There's been Aviator Ale, Engineer Ale and even Snake Venom Ale just to name a few. All of which are named as a nod to the groups of men and women returning from service overseas in places like Afghanistan and Iraq. A few times, we've had the chance to design bottles for retiring generals.
And we've even become a top benefactor in the National Guard Education Scholarship, awarded to active members of the National Guard attending college, university, trade or business school.
Here's to the men and women who've served -- and continue to serve -- our country. Cheers.