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KPD Honors Fallen Officer With Custom Beer


kent wa brewery, airways brewingo, airways brewg co & taproomOn Monday, July 15th, we were joined in the brewery by members of the Kent Police Department to brew a special beer in memory of officer Diego Moreno, who died on duty July 22th, 2018.

The inspiration for this beer, a Northwest-style IPA featuring Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops, came from friends of Officer Moreno who asked to create a beer in his name. We’ll tap 2K56 IPA, named after a call sign frequently used by Moreno, at a fundraising event on August 2nd, 2019.


This event will raise money to help complete funding for the Diego Moreno Memorial Scholarship at WSU set up by Diego’s family in his name. The scholarship will be available annually for a senor that is a certified major In criminal Justice.
Starting at 4 pm, we’ll be releasing the brew at the Airways Brewing Company Tap Room & Brewery at 8611 S 212″‘ St, Kent WA, 98031. A portion of the sales from this batch of beer will go to the scholarship.

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KPD Chief Padilla and SGt Bishop assist in making the custom 2K56 Beer at Airways Brewing in Kent | Courtesy Photo

We’ll also be setting up a smoked carne asada taco bar-for $10, guests can fill up a plate, and 100% of the food sales will be donated.

Lastly, we’ll be holding a targeted raffle-guests can buy tickets for a $1 donation each, and drop them In the buckets by the items they want to be in the drawing for. Items donated so far include a 4-hour police ride-along; a round of drinks for 6 at either Airways location; cupcakes from Sweet Themes Bakery, restaurant gift cards; and beer, wine, and charcuterie themed gift baskets. Guests do not have to be present during the drawing to win. 100% of the raffle proceeds go directly to the scholarship fund.

We are still seeking gift cards, baskets, or one of a king handmade items for the raffle. interested parties can email


Donations can also be made directly to the Diego Moreno Memorial Scholarship via https://foundation. Use the search feature to look up the Diego Moreno Memorial Scholarship. Tax ID information can also be found on that page.

No purchase of alcohol is required at this event, however, due to our liquor license, the event is 21+.

Friday, August 2nd 4-8pm
Airways Brewing Tap Room & Brewery
8611 S 212., St.
Kent, WA 98031


This event is open to the public; Airways Brewing Tap Room is a 21+ establishment.

The above is a press release from Airways Brewing Co.  The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents.

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