New beer named after Troy firefighters to support charity

By: Sarah Wright | Troy Times | Published June 7, 2024

 The Troy’s Finest helles lager will support Troy Fire Department charities.

The Troy’s Finest helles lager will support Troy Fire Department charities.

Photo provided by Loaded Dice Brewery


TROY — Loaded Dice Brewery will be contributing to local Troy organizations dedicated to the community with the release of their new beer Troy’s Finest.

Troy’s Finest is a helles lager, which is considered to usually be a clean and crisp brew with a touch of sweetness from the malt.

“Some would say it has soft bread like flavor,” Jef Smith, owner and operator of Loaded Dice Brewery, said in an email. “It could be compared to many of the domestic lighter beers.”

He said the brewery, located on Rochester Road, north of Maple Road, wanted to honor the first responders who live in Troy.

Some of the proceeds will be going toward the Troy Police and Fire Benevolent Association and the Satterfield First Responder Scholarship Endowment.

The limited release could turn into a longer run, they said. Their batch sizes are two barrels, or approximately 60 gallons.

“I am honored that Loaded Dice Brewery chose to support the Satterfield First Responder Scholarship Endowment and the City of Troy’s dedicated first responders,” Capt. Andy Satterfield of the Troy Police Department said in a press release. “The endowment was started in 2023 with the help of the Troy Community Foundation and this will be the first year to award a scholarship. We hope to continue to grow the endowment to allow us to give more grants and scholarships which support the future of public safety in Troy. It’s community minded small businesses like Loaded Dice Brewery that make Troy such an outstanding city. Cheers to their new brew ‘Troy’s Finest’ and thank you.”

Troy’s Finest will be released June 7 at an official release party.

“We will likely have enough beer in our taproom to get through the weekend,” Smith said in an email, referring to the availability of the new release. “We will offer the beer in 16 oz cans for to-go sales as well. If we used the amount of pints we get for a full batch of beer as a way to assign a value, we get roughly 450 pints per batch. We will also donate our tips for the day (and the staff will contribute as well). We are spreading this out to the other places in keg and can sales, so our plan is to raise $500-$700.”

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