Last October, the lead brewer at Milwaukee’s Third Space Brewing and his wife lost their beloved niece to domestic violence.
Karissa Peronto, 27, of Ashwaubenon was the victim of a murder-suicide.
“She was just the kindest, sweetest soul,” Matt Cisz said. “She would do anything for anyone. She was a nurse. (She was) always looking to go the extra mile to help anyone. It’s tragic that ended up happening to her.”
Cisz was looking for a way to honor his niece’s legacy and also raise awareness and funds for domestic violence prevention organizations both locally and beyond.
Inspired by other national collaboration beers, he came up with the idea to create one of his own that would accomplish both of those missions.
Third Space will be releasing the beer, called One in Four, on Friday to coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month.