ElitheMadBeerMan → Colorado Craft Brew Consortium: Hey Kat! We definitely have a bastion of beery goodness out here in the CO. Over 100 breweries and counting. We've had 3 open here in Southern Colorado in the last year, and a handful up in Northern Colorado as well. The economy does not seem to be aff... moreHey Kat! We definitely have a bastion of beery goodness out here in the CO. Over 100 breweries and counting. We've had 3 open here in Southern Colorado in the last year, and a handful up in Northern Colorado as well. The economy does not seem to be affecting micro beers.
But hey, you Cali folk (I lived in SoCal for 5 years and another 22 in NoCal, but have been out here in CO for 6 years now) have some great breweries as well!
New Belgium Brewing has a pretty big footprint when it comes to distribution. Given time I hope some of the other up and coming bigger breweries (Left Hand, Breckenridge will be able to make it out there. I love New Belgium beer, but they aren't even close to the only game in town. ;) less
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Far too many to list. Plus, I don't have ONE favorite beer. I do however have a favorite style, and that'd be wheats/hefes.
So, the bill that the legislature in Florida is submitting for a vote allows the sale of 64 ounce growlers by breweries. The big caveat is that the breweries have to sell the beer to a distributor then buy it back from the distributor to sell in their taproom. Sounds like a dumb way to do things to me.