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Second Derivative Honors Dave Witham, Proclamation’s Founder; Raises Funds for Harper


Dave WithamWe were heartbroken to learn in late December about the sudden passing of Dave Witham, Proclamation’s founder. Dave played a pivotal role in growing Rhode Island’s craft beer community, and he was a dear friend and colleague to many of us here at Craft Collective.

To honor Dave’s memory and impact, we’re working with Proclamation and a growing list of collaborators, listed below, to brew a beer Dave would’ve loved. Second Derivative, a variant of Dave’s beloved Derivative, will be available for purchase in the coming weeks. Proceeds will benefit Dave’s seven-year-old daughter, Harper, who shared a love of music with her dad (Dave was a music teacher turned brewer).

If you’re a brewery looking to brew Second Derivative in memory of Dave, please contact [email protected]. CC customers and ProcFam fans – stay tuned here and on Instagram for release dates, additions to the list of participating breweries, and updates on our fundraising efforts.

Second Derivative Label

Participating Breweries

Beer’d // Stonington, CT

Finback // Brooklyn, NY

Four Quarters // Winooski, VT

Fox Farm // Salem, CT

Kent Falls // Kent, CT

The Guild // Pawtucket, RI

Tilted Barn // Exeter, RI

Trillium // Boston, MA

Vitamin Sea // Weymouth, MA