A History of Big John Ale By Aurora Firefighters Local 1290

by / Friday, 25 July 2014 / Published in Events, Slider
Big John Ale b&W

The release and tapping of Big John Ale is two days away! In the meantime, allow the firefighters of Aurora to tell you the story of the Big John Ale Homebrew Competition, named after the legendary Big John fire truck. They stopped by our North Dock production facility, pulled the fire truck right in, and gave us the skinny. Check out this video!

Dry Dock is proud to collaborate with the Aurora Firefighters for this beer, which came about as a result of a deadly bike accident in the brewery’s backyard. The funds from the upcoming Big John Ale release party will be donated to the Aurora Firefighters Benevolent Fund, a charity effort to support that biker’s family members.

This year’s winning Big John Ale homebrew is a Sweet Tea IIPA that comes in at 11 percent ABV. This limited edition beer will only be on tap at Dry Dock, so get it while you can!

One Response to “A History of Big John Ale By Aurora Firefighters Local 1290”

  1. Craig McBreen says :

    Was a boot in 1972 riding the tailboard with Bob Kern when we responded to Routen fire in Aurora Hills. Was working at Station 4 that shift with Leonard Sickler as driver and Ken Gould as the Lieutenant. There were several family members killed when Molotov cocktail was thrown into the house.