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KITTERY, Maine (AP) — A Maine brewery will debut a special beer for when the Special Olympics torch passes through Kittery.

The Kolsch-style “Torch Runner” is being made in partnership with Woodland Farms Brewery. The Portsmouth Herald reports all profits from the beer will go directly to the Maine Special Olympics.

Community Police Officer Brian Cummer and his son Matt Cummer helped design the beer.

The beer will be available at next month’s annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. This year is the 34th anniversary of the Maine Torch Run, a 32-mile run completed by police officers from towns in Maine.

The torch running is in advance of the opening ceremonies in Orono.

The run will hit Kittery on the morning of June 6. The beer will be available June 2.


Information from: Portsmouth Herald,