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Phantom Fighter

ABV 4.9
Style Kolsch
Source San Antonio, TX
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Product Description

STYLE: Kolsch 

ABV: 4.9% 

DESCRIPTION: A bright, crisp and refreshing beer with soft malt sweetness and medium hop bitterness. 

TITLE: The name comes from the title of a US Army produced film from the late 1950s which introduced Green Berets to the world.

Just over a year after the U.S. Army’s Psychological Warfare Center officially activated its Special Operations Division in May 1952, the Green Berets received their first mission. 

A handful of soldiers assigned to the newly minted 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) were deployed to Bad Tolz, Germany, in September 1953 as part of a “stay-behind” operation to push back against growing Soviet control over Western Europe. The soldiers organized guerrilla resistance fighters along German border, destroyed enemy infrastructure, and generally scared the bejesus out of Russian forces — and they did it all without public recognition.

It would take six more years before the American public finally met the soon-to-be-fabled Green Berets in the oddest way possible: the 30-minute mini-documentary “Phantom Fighters.”

The film — produced by the Army Signal Corps and first broadcast on the Corps’ documentary program, “The Big Picture” — captures soldiers with the 10th SFG conducting field training exercises “in the vicinity” of Bad Tolz.

INGREDIENTS: Pils, Vienna, and Wheat Malts; Mt Hood Hops; Kolsch Yeast