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Moment of silence held for Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. founder at all taprooms

Posted at 6:15 PM, Jul 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 14:40:03-04

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. held a moment of silence and a toast for their founder and friend at all taproom locations Friday, July 26th.

The patriarch and co-founder of Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company, Jim Dietenhofer, died from cancer at age 72.

The brewery took to social media to invite the public to honor Dietenhofer’s memory Friday evening.

Join us today at 6PM – all taprooms will host a moment of silence at this time in memory of Jim D., our truly…

Posted by Figueroa Mountain Brewing on Friday, July 26, 2019

An employee at the Buellton location said about about 60 members of their “Mug Club” showed up to that taproom.

Jim Dietenhofer’s son Jamie posted the news on Facebook Saturday July 20th.

He wrote, “It is with great sadness and a heavy heart to announce that we lost my father today to cancer. James Dietenhofer was an amazing father, husband, grandfather, friend, coach, business partner, cheerleader, shoulder to cry on, fellow soldier and much much more.”

Jamie said his father passed away at home, surrounded by family and friends, which is what he wanted.

“We were all beyond lucky to have had him in our lives and we will never fill the void left by such a great human being,” said Jamie.