SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A new local brewery with a charitable mission will host a launch party Thursday in Springfield.

East Company Brewing was founded by two Air National Guardsmen and will donate 100 percent of its profits to charities that benefit veterans, first responders, and their families.

Their beer will be contract brewed around Western Massachusetts, but the founders say they hope to eventually build a taproom and brewery in Springfield.

The launch party is at the Student Prince and Fort Thursday night from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.