Puppies & Beers at Honor Brewing

Saturday, June 24, 2023

4:00 pm

Honor Brewing Chantilly

14004 Willard Rd

Chantilly, VA, 20151

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Join us for a family-friendly event supporting our nation’s veterans! Beers, puppy kisses, a corn hole tournament, and more at Honor Brewing beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 24.

Throughout June, Honor Brewing will feature the special brew “Monsoon” in honor of one of our first service dog graduates, Monsoon, and his warrior, Rob, a combat-wounded Army veteran. Twenty-five percent of all proceeds from the Monsoon brew benefits Leashes of Valor.

Rob, an Army veteran, with his service dog, Monsoon.

Rob and service dog Monsoon.

Rob’s Story

“I wanted to join the Army when I was a little boy. My parents were very involved in the American Legion, and I always looked up to the men and women in uniform. I served from 2002 to 2007 as an infantryman and deployed twice to Iraq. Ten months into my second 12-month tour, I was shot by a sniper in the face and lost my right eye. Luckily, he was a little off on his aim.

“I spent months at Walter Reed recovering. In a way, I’m still recovering. Over the years, I tried therapy groups, programs for wounded Veterans, all kinds of different things to help me cope. I always thought about a service dog, but I never really thought I’d have one. Then it got to a point in my life where I couldn’t really deal with the stress anymore.

“I was really hesitant. Will this really be it? Or am I going to have to keep searching for something to help me cope? When I met Monsoon, the first thing he did was run up to me and kiss my face. I was just filled with joy. I finally knew I was going to be OK.”