Sandy Jones passed
away unexpectedly but peacefully from a heart attack on Feb. 18, 2018. He
was born in 1946 in Shenandoah, Iowa. In 1963, he moved to Fort Collins, where
he later met his wife Karen and began a lifetime of brilliant accomplishments. Sandy
began his career with the Everitt Company. Along the way, he became a top
authority on the gangster period of the 1930s, especially with Bonnie and Clyde and
John Dillinger. He later turned his home brewing hobby into a career as a
pioneer in the microbrewing industry, where he founded HC Berger Brewing Co. and
Fort Collins Brewery. Sandy was a great teacher, mentor, and brewer who helped
many young brewers get their start. There are several active brewers and
breweries that can trace their roots to HC Berger and the Fort Collins Brewery.
To honor Sandy's tremendous career and impact, the Sandy Jones Memorial
Scholarship has been created. The scholarship will assist students majoring in fermentation science and technology within the College of Health and Human Sciences.