PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A New Hampshire brewery where an employee was killed in a keg explosion is preparing a special beer in his memory.

Portsmouth’s Redhook Brewery is working with the family of Benjamin Harris on the project.

Foster’s Daily Democrat reports keg labels have been designed for the brew, which has been named “Ben Harris Beer.”

The 26-year-old Harris of Newington was emptying a plastic keg with pressurized air when it blew apart at the seams in April.

The parent company of Redhook, Craft Brew Alliance, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the accident.

Harris was married and was expecting a child in December. Three other breweries have held fundraisers to benefit his wife and unborn child.

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