Join us on Friday, August 15 from 2-8pm, and Saturday, August 16 from 10am-8pm, 2014 at Meyer Ranch in Conifer, CO (US 285 & Eagle Cliff Rd.)
The Conifer Mountain BBQ Challenge will include a special opportunity for people to taste some unique Colorado Craft Beers.
It is well known, that Colorado has become the state of craft beer in America. Colorado is home to over 160 established craft brewers located across the state, with many start-up breweries in the planning phase. These breweries are located in and are a vital part of local communities. Colorado craft brewers contribute financially and culturally to Colorado. Colorado breweries flourish, in large part, due to a strong tier of independent retailers that provides vital access to market.
Independent Colorado retailers promote our local economy, stock many craft beer brands, and offer vital access to market for Colorado craft brewers. Continued access to market is crucial for Colorado craft brewers and the state’s growing beer culture.
Many Colorado craft brewers have limited distribution outside of Colorado. Small, local craft brewers will disappear if access to market is constrained or limited. Colorado has emerged as the state of craft beer, at the forefront of the craft brewing industry. Colorado ranks among the top states for number of breweries, per capita production, and economic impact. The Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) identified 232 craft brewers in the state in 2013, marking 109% growth in the number of breweries since the recession ended in 2009.
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Join us on August 23, 2014 from 1pm – 7pm for the Great Central City Beer Festival for Great Beer and Great Music! Come sample some of Colorado’s Best Brews. The pours will be flowing all day. 18 breweries will be on hand to serve you up a cold one.
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MBAA-RMD is holding their semi annual all day 2014 Technical Summit on May 7, 2014 at the Drake Center, at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
The program consists of eight oral presentations, 10 posters, and 14 sponsor displays. Several brewers have donated their beers as samples during the sessions. Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks are served during the day. After the technical sessions their will be an all evening social at the Black Bottle Brewing located close to the Drake Center.
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As a contribution to the theme ‘craft brewing’ in this issue of the SBR, our close friend and frequent contributor, Finn Bjørn Knudsen, Knudsen Beverage Consulting in Evergreen, Colorado, gives an in-depth and detailed account of a typical brew day in a small, manually operated craft brewery. In this case the Dostal Alley Brewpub in Central City, CO, but it could just as well have been in Drammen in Norway, Sigtuna in Sweden or Amager in Denmark. If you have never experienced such a brew day, here’s your chance…
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