Housatonic River Brewing releases special edition beer with proceeds benefitting Alzheimer's Association
A New Milford brewery is releasing a new special edition beer with the proceeds benefiting the Alzheimer's Association in memory of the owner's father.
"We had planned to open in the fall of 2018, and his diagnosis came in 2018, same year that my mom was diagnosed with lymphoma," said Housatonic River Brewing co-owner Dianne Littlefield.
Littlefield says the diagnoses left her as the full-time primary caregiver for both her parents. Her father, former state Rep. John Stripp, fought Parkinson's Disease dementia until he died in 2020.
"Simple tasks became difficult, he became frustrated with simple tasks. Things he knew by heart he was losing his place in," she said.
Housatonic River labeled the special edition Remedy: Forget Me Not Thursday in Stripp's memory with 100% of the proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Association.
The Remedy imperial stout was first brewed at the height of the pandemic. The Forget Me Not special edition has been bottle conditioned for even more flavor.
Representatives with Alzheimer's Association say funding goes toward research as well as support for caregivers.
Bottles of Remedy: Forget Me Not are available for pre-order. Alzheimer's Association will join Housatonic River Brewing for a bottle release party March 3 at 5:30 p.m.