According to the United States Marine Corps legend, "Teufel Hunden" was used by German soldiers to describe U.S. Marines who fought in the Battle of Belleau Wood 100 years ago in June 1918. The Marines fought with such ferocity that they were likened to "Dogs from Hell" or Devil Dogs.
To celebrate this hard-won victory and 100 years of being title Devil Dogs, 5x5 Brewing Co. is launching its Teufel Hunden Altbier. This traditional Northern German Altbier or Old Beer, has a full body, amber color, and smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is strongly malty and has a rich smoky aroma thanks to the addition of freshly pecan wood-smoked malt. It has notes of light caramel, honey, nuts and bread as well as a spicy, fruity, flowery, and haylike hop profile.
Along with the beer, we are launching a fund-raising campaign along with the Black Ale Project to raise funds for Semper K9 Assistance Dogs. Hats, Challenge Coins, T-Shirts, and glassware will also be available for purchase with proceeds going to Semper K9. Semper K9 rescues dogs from shelters and trains them to be service dogs at no cost for disabled service members.