Craft breweries honor Aurora shooting victim

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DENVER -- Coloradans are giving back while remembering one of the lives lost two years ago in the Aurora theater shooting.

Like most Coloradans, Alex Teves had a passion for craft beer. That is why every year, his favorite brewery, Copper Kettle Brewing Company, puts on a beer festival and fundraiser in his honor. This year’s event featured two dozen local craft brewers. Copper Kettle even brewed a special batch called “True Hero” in honor of Alex.

Teves was one of 12 people who lost their lives in the Aurora theater shooting. On the second anniversary, friends and family are remembering him for much more.

“He just loved people. He was just a person who brought diverse groups together,” says his father, Tom Teves.

More than 500 people attended the fundraiser to raise a mug in honor of Teves’ life. His family says the celebration helps them get through the tough days.

“All of these people, half of them may never have known Alex. They’re just coming out because they’re all good people and have a lot of love in their hearts,” says Tom Teves.

The money raised will fund scholarships at Humanex Academy. The Englewood school helps kids with learning disabilities. Teves was a counselor there. His family says all he wanted to do was help people.

Now, he can.

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