GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Golden resident and member of the prominent beer brewing family Joe Coors, Jr. has passed away at the age of 74.

Joe Coors is interviewed by Roll Call at their office in Washington, D.C. on September 14, 2012. (Photo By Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call)

Joe Coors (Photo By Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call)

A good friend of the family confirmed his death.

Coors, a Republican, ran against Rep. Ed Perlmutter for Congress in Colorado’s 7th Congressional District in 2012 and lost.

Joe Coors Jr. (credit: CBS)

Joe Coors Jr. (credit: CBS)

Coors was the great grandson of brewer Adolph Coors.

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