On Monday, July 15, Airways Brewing (an I Love Kent Advertiser) was joined in the brewery by members of the Kent Police Department to brew a special beer in memory of Officer Diego Moreno, who was tragically killed July 22, 2018 in the line of duty.

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.

It’ll be named ‘2K56 IPA,’ after a call sign frequently used by Moreno, and will be unveiled at a fundraising event on Aug. 2, 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 senior that is a certified major in criminal justice.

Starting at 4 p.m., they’ll be releasing the brew at the Airways Brewing Company Tap Room & Brewery at 8611 S 212th St., Kent WA, 98031. A portion of the sales from this batch of beer will go to the scholarship.

Organizers will 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, they’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; rounds of drinks for 6 at either Airways locations; 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, and 100% of the raffle proceeds will go directly to the scholarship.
We are still seeking gift cards, baskets, or one-of-a-kind handmade items for the raffle. Interested parties can email info@airwaysbrewing.com.

Donations can also be made directly to the Diego Moreno Memorial Scholarship:


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 their liquor license, the event is 21+.

WHEN: Friday, Aug, 2, from 4 – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Airways Brewing Tap Room & Brewery, 8611 S 212th St., 
Kent, WA 98031 (map below).

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

INFO: Visit airwaysbrewing.com, or find Airways Brewing Company on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for more information.

At that time, there will also be a fundraiser for the WSU Scholarship from 4 – 8 p.m.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/712668022511559/

Scott Schaefer

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