Pennsylvania brewery honoring Joe Paterno with special beer

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Monday, June 22, 2015

LATROBE, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania brewery is raising a glass to Joe Paterno.

The Duquesne Brewing Company said Monday it's rolling out a brew honoring the late Penn State football coach.

The Vienna-style lager, which will be available in mid-August, will come in 12-ounce cans featuring Paterno's image and accomplishments.

The brewery says it's working with Paterno's family on the beer. A portion of the proceeds will go to charities the family supports.

The beer is being brewed and bottled at Duquesne's brewery in Latrobe, hometown of Paterno's widow, Sue.

Penn State fired Paterno in November 2011 amid fallout from the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

He died two months later while battling lung cancer.

The NCAA in January restored 111 wins negated as punishment for the scandal, making Paterno again the game's winningest coach with 409 victories

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