Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Foundation Fund receives donation from Cape Cod Beer

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In late January, Cape Cod Beer introduced Nox Atra – a velvety & intense Imperial Stout – as part of the “Black Ale Project.” Cape Cod Beer committed to donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Nox Atra and Nox Atra T-shirts to benefit the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Foundation Fund which is designed to support wounded warriors and their families, local military families and more than a dozen ongoing community programs.
Cape Cod Beer presented the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Foundation Fund with the proceeds raised so far on Friday, June 29th at 11:30am at the brewery located at 1336 Phinney’s Lane. The $3,455.35 donation represents the total raised from a fundraising party held at Cape Cod Beer, from the sale of pints, bottles and kegs of Nox Atra and from t-shirts sold. Nox Atra beer & t-shirts are still available at Cape Cod Beer. A portion of the proceeds from every sale will continue to be donated to the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Foundation Fund until the beer sells out.
In Latin ‘Nox Atra’ means ‘Dark as Night’ – an appropriate name for this opaque Imperial Stout. Rich aromas of dark fruit enhance this beer’s velvety, full-bodied texture. Bold and complex, Nox Atra layers a roasty mild bitterness with the sweet flavors of black cherries and plums to create a dark, intense and warming palate pleaser. ABV:  8.5%  IBUs: 64 Packaging: At the Brewery: Tastings, pints & 750 ml. bottles Limited Distribution: 750 ml. bottles & draught (logs) Malts: Pale, Roasted Barley, Caramalt, Wheat, Black, Chocolate & Crystal 120  Hops: Nugget
Nox Atra Imperial Stout is part of the Black Ale Project ( Dreamed up by Dave Pappas – a former active duty Marine & non-combat veteran of the Persian Gulf War turned craft beer blogger – the idea is simple. “Buy a beer, help a veteran.” There are two simple guidelines for participation: 1) brew a dark beer and 2) donate a portion of the proceeds to a veterans organization. Cape Cod Beer quickly decided to participate in the Black Ale Project and made the decision to partner with a local veteran’s organization reaching out to Cape Codders in need. With that goal in mind, the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Foundation Fund ( was designated Cape Cod Beer’s beneficiary for this project.
Nicholas G. Xiarhos was the first child of Yarmouth Police Department Deputy Chief of Police Steven G. Xiarhos & Lisa Xiarhos & the beloved big brother of three siblings. He graduated from D-Y High School in 2006. His family, friends, teachers & coaches remember him as a kind-hearted, selfless person who went out of his way to help others. He was affectionately nicknamed “The Mayor of DY” due to his outgoing personality and his ability to get along with everyone. In their senior year, his classmates presented him with the title “Does Most for Others.”
In just 3 years as a Marine, Nick earned the title of corporal as well as 11 meritorious citations, ribbons & medals. He died on the battlefield on July 23, 2009 while going to the rescue of his fellow Marines in combat. Nicholas chose to make a difference in the world. Two weeks prior to his death, his last words to his mother were, “Don’t worry about me Mom… I’m living the dream.” His short life was not without purpose and he fulfilled his dream of serving his country.
The Xiarhos Family created a fund in honor of Nick. The Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Foundation Fund is designed to support local military families in need of financial assistance, wounded warriors and their families. In addition to assisting these military families, the fund also provides support to over a dozen ongoing community programs.
To learn more about The Black Ale Project, The Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Foundation Fund, Nox Atra Imperial Stout and to see more pictures of Nick visit:

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