Brewing company

New Milford Brewery Tackles Alzheimer’s Disease

The brewery pays tribute to the owner’s father who died while battling dementia.

NEW MILFORD, Conn. – Housatonic River Brewing in New Milford is a great place to add to your winter bucket list and help a good cause at the same time!

The team brews a brand new beer called “Forget Me Not”. All in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s and dementia research and support for families.

Brewery owner Dianne Littlefield launched the beer in honor of her father who suffered from dementia when he died.

“He was an amazing person – just amazing. He gave back to his community, he loved his family – he was there for everything in my life, my kids’ lives, my husband… he was always there, always there,” Littlefield said of his father.

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If you want to try “Forget Me Not” for yourself, there are several ways to get your hands on it. Online orders are already underway and a fundraiser is planned to support the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut which will take place on March 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“At some point in life you realize that if you’re not part of your community and you’re not part of everything around it, what’s the point?” said co-owner Dave Littlefield. “So I love doing stuff like that. We do it for a lot of organizations but this one is really close to our hearts and I hope it makes a little difference.”

You can learn more about Housatonic River Brewing and its fundraising efforts on its website.

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