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How to Honor Dead MIT Cop? With Beer, Apparently

$1 from each sale of 'Collier Stout' to go to memorial fund
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2013 9:38 AM CDT

(Newser) – If your first instinct is to cry "commercialism" at the news that Sean Collier, the MIT officer that was shot and killed after the Boston Marathon bombings, is being honored with a beer brewed in his name—and yours for just $5.50 a pint—know this: His loved ones tell the Boston Globe that Cambridge Brewing Company's planned "Collier Stout" is the most fitting of tributes. "I think Sean would be beside himself if he knew a beer was being named after him," said Collier's police academy classmate and longtime roommate.

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The brother of an MIT police sergeant actually came up with the idea, and it's sort of sweet how they settled on a the style, a dry Irish stout: "Sean was a big, strong, stout kid," he notes, adding that stout also means "brave." That sergeant took the idea to Cambridge Brewing, while a fellow sergeant got the family's OK. It'll be ready in about a month, with $1 from each sale going to a memorial fund started in Collier’s honor. (Read more Boston stories.)

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