The hate crime that took place at Club Q in Colorado Springs is yet another of far too many gun-related tragedies this year. The deep horror of the shooting is a lot to deal with. Then there’s the story of the heroes who stopped the deranged gunman from harming even more people. According to reports, bar patron Richard Fierro and an unnamed drag performer, who was performing at the bar, subdued the gunman and stopped him from killing more people that fateful night.
Now, those on social media have taken up the call to support Fierro’s local craft brewery in Colorado Springs.
— Scott Carasik (@CarasikS) November 22, 2022
Mr. Fierro is a hero. Risk his life to safe the lives of others. With his bare hands! His daughters boyfriend died in the shooting……😔He and his wife own a brewery…https://t.co/8O6eOz4bzL Let’s show the respect he deserves…let’s support their beer… https://t.co/MXUEoWcC1G
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) November 22, 2022
Richard owns a local brewery, Atrevida Beer Co, with his wife Jess. She is Colorado’s first Latina brewery owner. They have awesome merch, the perfect holiday gift for any beer lover. https://t.co/pnpIvBnW4U https://t.co/RMwzmMUnEk pic.twitter.com/vGwBVuhPfX
— Meena Harris (@meena) November 22, 2022
Richard M. Fierro, the hero who tackled the Colorado Springs gunman, owns a local Brewery called Attrevido Beer Co. with his family. Let’s crash their website by buying out all their gift certificates and other merch in support: https://t.co/9clIZQfNGi
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) November 21, 2022
Rich Fierro is co-owner of Atrevida Brewing, with his wife and head brewer Jess Fierro. ("Atrevida," incidentally, means bold.) Coloradans, you know what to do. https://t.co/6HBCSOEz8U https://t.co/cHbtVMrwNa
— Joe Stange (@Thirsty_Pilgrim) November 22, 2022
Fierro and his wife are lovely people who own a brewery here in the Springs. Their daughter, one of the brewers, broke her kneecap in the attack. Her boyfriend was killed. If you can, support them. https://t.co/m8djqbUxHP https://t.co/CrqovTf5oq
— girlwonder the gabagooligan (@Girl_wonderX) November 22, 2022
Fierro co-owns Atrevida Beer Co. with his wife, who’s the head brewer. Various people on Instagram and Twitter have started linking to the brewery’s merch page to help sell out gift cards and merch to support Fierro who tackled the gunman while he was firing into the crowd in the bar and helped kick him into submission with the help of the drag performer and her high heels.
Rushing, tackling, and disarming an armed mass murderer mid-killing spree — while unarmed — is the epitome of a hero and any windfall Fierro makes for his family-owned brewery feels like a win after a horrific tragedy. One in which Fierro’s daughter lost her long-term high-school sweetheart boyfriend to a rain of bullets.