Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Stone Brewing Accident: Matt Courtright

Making beer is not all fun and games, gentle reader friends. Stone-Gargoyle-Logo6

Hearts, hashtags and prayers go out to the family of 27 year old Stone Brewery warehouse worker Matthew Courtright, who died Aug 24th after sustaining a fatal injury from an overturned forklift.

It is with a very heavy heart that we communicate a tragedy involving one of our valued friends and Team Stone colleagues. We are deeply saddened that one of our own passed away from complications resulting from a forklift accident at our Escondido brewery on Saturday, Aug. 24,” Koch and Wagner said in the joint statement.
“Our deepest condolences go out to the team member’s family.”

[caption id="attachment_1606" align="alignleft" width="250"]The honorable Mr. Matt Courtright! See you at that big banquet hall in the sky, dear sir The honorable Mr. Matt Courtright! See you at that big banquet hall in the sky, dear sir[/caption]

Director of Brewing Operations at Port Brewing & The Lost Abbey, Tomme Arthur, posted this message on the company’s Facebook page on Monday night regarding the loss of Stone brewer.

Michigan brewer, Todd Parker, knew Courtright personally and gave Beeradvocate permission to share a Facebook post he wrote on Sunday.

The Brew Site sends condolences, along with rushes of tweets from people all around the world.

This craft beer culture is a close knit family and if there is anything that can be done to ease the departure of this loved member of the family to the great halls of Valhalla then it will be done.

Let us raise a glass of the new Coconut IPA in honor of our dearly departed friend: Cheers!



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