Colorado seniors brew “Golden Age” beer for unique Alzheimer’s promotion

What are your post-retirement plans? For a group of seniors at Peakview Assisted Living and Memory Care in Centennial, those plans included creating their own German-style lager beer, dubbed “Golden Age,” as part of a special promotion to raise awareness and funds towards Alzheimer’s disease research.

Jean and Michele Verrier, owners of Pilothouse Brewing Company in Aurora, collaborated recently with seniors from Peakview on development of a new signature brew that will debut Saturday, June 8, for a summer-long “Peaks & Pints” promotion to benefit the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and raise funds to help eradicate the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s disease.

“A group of our residents had the unique and very enjoyable opportunity to work with the team at Pilothouse and create their own German-style lager beer they’ve named ‘Golden Age,’” said Kevin Otterness, sales director at Peakview Assisted Living and Memory Care. “Everyone here at Peakview and Pilothouse is super excited about this event and the cause behind it.”

Beyond creating a delicious new summertime refreshment, the collaboration between Pilothouse and Peakview will direct a portion of the sales of the beer throughout the summer to the Alzheimer’s Association.

“We really enjoyed working with the residents of Peakview in brewing ‘Golden Age,’ a German-style Munich Helles, to benefit and support the Alzheimer’s Association,” said Jean and Michele Verrier of PilotHouse. “The residents of Peakview are both delightful and engaging to work with and have many wonderful stories to tell. Their backgrounds are as diverse as the many different styles of beer we serve at Pilothouse. We look forward to hosting Peaks & Pints with 50 percent of Golden Age sales to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.”

The first keg of Golden Age will be tapped at the unveiling event from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Pilothouse Brewing Company, 4233 S. Buckley Rd., Aurora.

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