Shotguns for Shannon

I was the head brewer at Elk Mountain Brewing for almost 3 years. During that time I had the great pleasure of knowing and having a friend Shannon Madruga. She was the brightest and happiest person I had ever had the pleasure to work with. We even won a GABF silver medal together. 

We learned 2 days ago that Shannon was not doing well and in the hospital on life support. She is 33 years old. That shouldn't happen. 

During the time I worked at Elk mountain I also had a distinct pleasure of knowing Mike Madruga, her husband. They were family to me. They offered to watch my child, dogs. When I had to keep my child in a play pen in the tap room, Shannon helped change my daughter’s diapers. We had a great family there. Tom and Marcia Bell, Jamie Gibbs, Morgan Forsyth, Liam Mcfarlane, and so many more.

So that's why Morgan, Jamie and I are starting this goFundme.


We know that Shannon wouldn't want people downhearted, sad or depressed about her situation. 

So here's what we're doing: 

We're shot gunning beers for Shannon!

Shotguns for Shannon. 

So, upload a video of you shot gunning a beer along with the link to the goFundme and please donate what you can to the Madruga Family. Every little bit helps!     


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  • Rick Laufersky 
    • $1,000 
    • 36 mos
  • Jared Benefield 
    • $20 
    • 37 mos
  • Deb Dillon 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Deannah Burke 
    • $25 
    • 37 mos
  • Kate Anderson 
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Zac Rissmiller 
Englewood, CO
Michael Madruga 
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