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Tag: Colorado

Traffic Jams and Tap Handles: Self Distribution Offers Small Breweries a Road to Growth The Business of Beer by

According to the Brewers Association, self-distribution in some shape or form is allowed in 37 states and the District of Columbia. This is how growth begins for many craft brewers.

Colorado Malting Company Launches State’s First Farmhouse Brewery News by

The Colorado Malting Company added a 5-barrel brewhouse to its 300-acre family farm, making The Colorado Farm Brewery the first venture of its kind in the state.

The Jailhouse: Old West Charm and New School Beer in Buena Vista, Colorado Barkeep by

Colorado beer-industry pro Sarah Haughey opened The Jailhouse Craft Beer Bar in the squat, 850-square-foot building in Buena Vista that briefly served as the town jail 137 years ago.

Cellar West Artisan Ales’ Sapience Beer Reviews by

Sapience’s mélange of ingredients includes pink peppercorn, coriander, honey-like specialty malts, acidulated malt, and American hops.

Ashleigh Carter, Co-founder and Head Brewer, Bierstadt Lagerhaus Going Pro by

At Bierstadt Lagerhaus in Denver, Ashleigh Carter turns out the traditional German lagers she loves drinking on an Old World copper brewhouse, and asks beer drinkers to come along for the ride.

Brewability Lab’s Tiffany Fixter and Tanner Schneller on Creating Jobs for Adults with Special Needs Last Call by

Tiffany Fixter opened Brewability Lab in Denver with head brewer Tanner Schneller to create job opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities, including autism.

True Beer: Inside the Small, Neighborhood Nanobreweries Changing the World of Craft Beer Shelf Talker by

Author Timothy Sprinkle takes readers behind the scenes of Colorado nanobreweries to reveal the realities, with a nuanced perspective on this narrow but growing segment.

Odd13 Brewing: The Legend of Colorado’s Superfan From the Source by

An immediate hit, the New England-style IPA Codename: Superfan quickly became the taproom’s top seller. In the following months, the Colorado brewery stopped canning its previous flagships, a West Coast-style Red IPA and a Double IPA.

March 2017 News: Good Food Awards, Pussy Riot Beer Gains Support, Barley Contracts Slashed, and a Biodigester for Founders News by

In a roundup of beer news, 13 breweries win Good Food Awards for sustainability; Colorado Trump protest beer gains additional support; Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors cut back Montana barley contracts; and Michigan builds a biodigester to treat Founders wastewater.

If They Build It, Who Will Come? National Brewpubs with Neighborhood Aspirations Feature by

Taking cues from the pub and taproom model used by smaller breweries, big players in the beer industry, from 10 Barrel to Blue Moon and Lagunitas, attempt to cash in on the convenience and sense of community of urban outposts.

Jeff Griffith of Fate Brewing Company Going Pro by

Jeff Griffith, head brewer at Fate Brewing Company in Boulder, Colo., cranks out everything from classic Belgian and German styles to experimental IPAs, tequila barrel-aged sours, and coffee-infused hop bombs.

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Heineken beer mislabeled as local craft brands in Ireland; Tree House Brewing secures $7.7 million bond for new brewhouse; Colorado breweries reunite under state brewers guild; AB InBev-SABMiller merger official; and Kirin buys minority stake in Brooklyn Brewery.

All Partied Out: Are Breweries Suffering From Festival Fatigue? The Business of Beer by

Not all beer festivals are created equal, and an oversaturation of events has led to what some are calling “beer festival fatigue.”

Where to Drink in Boulder, Colorado Destinations by

Roughly 15 breweries have opened in the past eight years within Boulder’s city limits. So, rent a bike, grab your GPS, and immerse yourself in some of the best beer that Colorado has to offer.

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Ancient brewing equipment found in China; 14 breweries leave Colorado Brewers Guild; Walmart launches beer brand; and a roundup of legislation passed in Alabama, Idaho, and Ohio.

Bart Watson: The Data Decoder Will Work For Beer by

Bart Watson is the Brewers Association numbers guy, hired in 2013 as its chief economist. When the association issues a press release announcing the total number of US breweries has reached an all-time high in 2015, he is the spokesman quoted.

Where to Drink in Fort Collins, Colorado Destinations by

Fort Collins, Colo., is more than just a Front Range college town—it’s also often referred to as the “Napa Valley of Beer.” And this city of just over 150,000 is part of the “Denver Beer Triangle.”

Recreational Marijuana Finds Traction in Shadow of Craft Brewing The Blending House by

Is the link between the growth of recreational marijuana and craft breweries just a bit of cosmic, double-hopped coincidence? Cultural and economic factors could explain the evolving connection.

Chain Restaurants Add Beer Variety to Stay Competitive News by

In the past, including any alcohol options was enough to set a fast casual restaurant apart from competitors; now many chains are looking to customize their regional selections by offering local beers.

Troy Casey of Casey Brewing and Blending Going Pro by

Troy Casey, the founder and brewer of Casey Brewing and Blending, operates out of a barrel room on the edge of the Colorado Rockies, from which he turns out limited quantities of Brettanomyces-spiked Saison and Belgian-inspired wild ale.

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Cicerone program adds advanced level; author Fred Eckhardt dies at 89; New Belgium names Perich as new CEO; and Inc. 5000 List includes nine breweries.

Changes to Colorado Liquor Laws Meet Opposition News by

In early 2015, a group of independent retailers formed Keep Colorado Local to prevent grocery chains from changing state law to allow the sale of full-strength beer, wine and liquor in their stores.

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Craft brewers reach double-digit volume share; The Alchemist granted permit for new brewery; New Belgium gives $1 million to Colorado State University; and Boston area breweries to share equipment.

Ghost Face Killah by Twisted Pine Label Approval by

All of that Scoville imagery on the label serves as a semi-serious warning of the insane heat level in Twisted Pine’s Ghost Face Killah, the world’s spiciest beer.