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Ian Campbell-O'Neill
Courtesy of Katie O'Neill

Local Brewer Dies After Motorcycle Accident

Update: Pedal Haus Brewing Company will be holding a fundraiser on Monday, March 13 from 5 to 9 pm with all proceeds going to Campbell-O'Neill's family. Pedal Haus is located at 730 South Mill Avenue in Tempe.

Ian Campbell-O'Neill, the amicable, charismatic assistant brewer at Pedal Haus in Tempe, died from complications following a motorcycle crash Saturday in East Mesa. He was 27.

Campbell-O'Neill's passion was brewing, and he loved being a part of the tight-knit Arizona craft brewing community. After stints brewing for Uncle Bear's and Blasted Barley, Campbell-O'Neill became the assistant brewer to Derek Osbourne at Pedal Haus this past September.

"Chances are if you stop by an Arizona brewery, you'll meet a brewer whose life was impacted by Ian Campbell O'Neill," a friend wrote on Facebook.

I encountered Campbell-O'Neill a few times. He was the type of person who would remember your name and reach out his hand to greet you with a big smile, and seemed always to be ready and willing to talk about beer.

A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, March 5, at 2 p.m. at Community Christian Church, 1701 South College Avenue in Tempe.

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