Blackwater Brewing Company is honored to have been one of 100 or so breweries in the U.S. approached by the American Brewers Association to brew a special Porter for the #BiggestSmallBeerEver project associated with American Craft Beer Week, May 16-22.

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Paul Ogg, a professor at the Colorado School of Mines and brewer at Declaration Brewing, was diagnosed with peripheral T-cell lymphoma about a year ago, according to Mike Blandford, the president of Declaration Brewing Company. Blandford decided to launch a mass collaboration in honor of Ogg and his family. He ultimately teamed up with Andy Sparhawk of the Brewer’s Association, who had a similar idea. They decided to have Ogg write the recipe for the beer, and Blandford and Sparhawk would recruit brewers. Blandford says he’s recruited more than 105 breweries in all 50 states to brew the beer in time for American Craft Beer Week.

Our version of Ogg’s Porter, made with local Maple Syrup, will be available starting the evening of Thursday, May 19, only on-tap and for growler fills at Blackwater Brewing Company.

We will be open at 5pm that evening for a release party.

Nationwide Toast to Paul Ogg and American Craft Brewing will occur at 8pm.


$1 from the sale of each pint will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

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