It is never a good thing to see a brewer fall, but one so young with so much promise… Our hearts are heavy with this news. This comes from the Texan ladies at bitchbeer.org.
We are shocked and deeply saddened to report that this past Saturday, Aug. 24, Matthew Courtright, a brewer at Stone Brewing Company in Escondido, CA, passed away.
According to UT San Diego and West Coaster SD, Matt, 27, was operating a forklift at the brewery when it overturned and pinned him Saturday afternoon. Matt was taken to Palomar Medical Center, but the injuries he had suffered from the forklift were severe. He passed around 5 p.m.
Stone Brewing Co. released the following statement today:
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, August 24. Our deepest condolences go out to the team member’s family. Out of respect for the team member’s…
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