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Duff owner killed

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by kunstdrache, Feb 2, 2013.

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  1. kunstdrache

    kunstdrache Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2006 Texas

    Just heard on the twitterverse that the owner of Duff Beer Distro (Ash) was killed in what appears to be a home invasion. Sad news and a blow to Texas beer culture.

    Check D&Q's twitter for more info

  2. Ford

    Ford Defender (693) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Wow. That is terrible.
  3. DonD

    DonD Aspirant (206) Jun 23, 2008 Texas
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    The news said it wasn't a home invasion, but feel he was targeted. Shot him when he answered the door and then took off.
  4. puddledynamics

    puddledynamics Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2009 Texas

    Wtf, really? Damnit.
  5. mattisloco

    mattisloco Devotee (414) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    Terrible news.
  6. jumpjet2k

    jumpjet2k Initiate (49) Feb 18, 2009 Texas

  7. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,844) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    Thanks for the link jumpjet. Prayers to the family.
  8. kunstdrache

    kunstdrache Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2006 Texas

    Ouch, that's even worse. And on top of it, his kids were having a sleepover party when it happened? Just wrong,just wrong- you hear about this kind of stuff happening in the seedy parts of town but this? Wow.
  9. mattisloco

    mattisloco Devotee (414) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    It really can happen anywhere. Crime knows no bounds.
  10. Krumb

    Krumb Initiate (94) Jan 30, 2008 Texas
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    Prayers for the family. Wow. So sad, terrible.
  11. Show

    Show Initiate (180) Jul 21, 2011 Texas

    tragic news. met Ash a few times- nice guy, worked hard for craft beer in TX.
    thoughts to his family!
  12. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Aspirant (258) Jun 28, 2010 Texas

    Unbelievably terrible news. We really, really enjoyed all the time we spent with Ash. He was a joy to be around. Our condolences to his family.
  13. omnigrits

    omnigrits Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2006 Texas

    Wow. Spoke with Ash many times, met him once or twice. That shouldn't happen to anyone, especially in those circumstances. Dayum.
  14. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    My prayers go out to his Family and friends. I never had the pleasure to speak with him or meet him. Hopefully the criminals will be brought to justice quickly.
  15. wortslosh

    wortslosh Aspirant (256) Oct 29, 2004 Michigan

    No one deserves to leave that way.
  16. Cablejelly

    Cablejelly Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2010 Texas

    Horrible, horrible news, that this could happen to anyone!
  17. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Something sounds fishy about this whole thing.

    People don't generally shoot people when they open their door. Sounds like a planned hit to me or a robbery gone wrong. Shitty.

    Thoughts to the family. Hopefully an investigation will bring the people responsible to justice. Sounds like a horrible situation to go through.
  18. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Jez, reading KHOU's article since it was updated this morning. His brother-in-law was the responding officer on the scene and his kids (he had 3) were at home with friends having a sleepover at the time and saw the aftermath.

    Ash started Duff at 29 (my age) and just sold it in December.

    Truly horrific and tragic.
  19. ThirdEyePA

    ThirdEyePA Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Texas

    This is terrible. Condolences to his family.
  20. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    Wow, condolences to the family for sure. I met ash when i applied to Duff for a job here in Austin. Super nice guy, just wasnt in the cards at the time.

    A definite blow to humanity and the craft beer scene. He will be missed.
  21. BeerHunter76

    BeerHunter76 Zealot (506) Dec 25, 2010 Texas
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    Serious condolences to the family in this tragic time. I spoke with Brandon at D&Q this afternoon. He was upste by it to say the least. He told me he had spoken with him a couple days ago and was lovin' life and talkin' craft brews and their future in TX.
  22. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    Absolutely terrible... My biggest sympathies for his children and family.
  23. Daemose

    Daemose Devotee (426) Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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  24. rsawyer

    rsawyer Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2007 Texas

    Just saw this this morning. I was lucky enough to meet Ash a number of times. He was even nice enough to meet with me for lunch, have a few beers, and give me a hand on some projects just a few years ago. Even though we had only met a handful of times, he was always quick to walk up and say hi when he saw me at Specs or around town. He even remembered my name...

    He loved craft beer and went above and beyond to help foster it's growth in Houston and Texas. He helped new local breweries as well as worked hard to expand our imported selections. Sad day for Houston beer fans. Thoughts and prayers to his family.:slight_frown:
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