Who was Gordon Knight?

Gordon Knight

The Man behind the Can

"If you knew the man behind this tribute, this ale needs no explanation.  If you didn't, we're sorry."


So says the mention of Gordon Knight on Oskar Blues' Imperial Red, G'Knight.


 We're toasting craft beer pioneers like Gordon Knight each & every  day as we hoist a can of G'Knight Imperial Red. "Gordon Knight inspired  all of us with the passion he brought to life, G'Knight is a fitting  tribute to that spirit." Says Oskar Blues founder Dale Katechis. 


Gordon Knight‚ 52‚ aviator‚ died July  30‚ 2002‚ when his helicopter crashed while dropping water on hot spots  at a wildfire. A Nebraska native‚ he earned a Purple Heart as a U.S.  Army pilot in Vietnam. Knight was a professional brewer who started  three brewpubs in the Boulder area and won gold medals for three of his  beers at the Great American Beer Festival. Friends describe him as a  perfectionist who always downplayed his accomplishments. 


Gordon didn’t have jobs. Gordon had passions.