Declaring independence – Local brewers proud to call themselves independent
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Declaring independence – Local brewers proud to call themselves independent

By Jeffrey V. Smith FRONT RANGE Beer lovers gathered in Denver in October at The Brewers Association’s 36th annual Great American Beer Festival to sample some 3,800 beers from more than 800 breweries around the country. The same association—a not-for-profit trade group dedicated to “promoting and protecting” America’s small and independent craft brewers—is working to … Continue reading

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Craft Breweries across U.S. unveil beer recipes in new guide

BOULDER Love beer? And your nearby brewery? Celebrating local, independent breweries, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA)—the leading community for homebrewers—today unveiled its inaugural 50-State Commercial Beer Clone Recipes Guide. The AHA compiled the list, which features recipes scaled down to 5 to 10 gallon batches, after reaching out to breweries nationwide. “Just about every one … Continue reading

Brewers Association launches new seal to designate independent beers
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Brewers Association launches new seal to designate independent beers

BOULDER In an effort to educate beer lovers about which beers are independently produced, the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers—launched a new seal touting independent craft brewers. Featuring an iconic beer bottle shape flipped upside down, the seal captures the spirit with which craft … Continue reading

Big year for small beer: 2016 Craft Beer Year in Review
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Big year for small beer: 2016 Craft Beer Year in Review

BOULDER Reflecting on the significant impact of small and independent craft breweries in 2016, the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers—looked back on the defining beer moments of 2016. “In the face of numerous opportunities and challenges in 2016, small and independent craft brewers continue to thrive,” said Bart … Continue reading

Oskar Blues Brewery announces expansion in to nine international markets
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Oskar Blues Brewery announces expansion in to nine international markets

LONGMONT The craft beer-in-a-can pioneers are hopping overseas once again to quench international thirst for Oskar Blues Brewery, founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado.    After experiencing explosive domestic growth in the past year, achieving 50-state distribution, Oskar Blues will launch in Puerto Rico, Spain, Chile, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Belgium by … Continue reading

Great American Beer Festival celebrates 35 years with largest showcase of American breweries ever
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Great American Beer Festival celebrates 35 years with largest showcase of American breweries ever

Ticket sales begin August 2 For the 35th year in a row, beer lovers will gather in Colorado at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), the premier beer festival and competition in the U.S. With 379,000 square feet in the tasting hall, an anticipated 60,000 attendees will have the opportunity to sample some 3,800 beers from more than … Continue reading

Colorado Welcomes Perrin Brewing Company to craft beer scene
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Colorado Welcomes Perrin Brewing Company to craft beer scene

Michigan’s Perrin Brewing selects first out-of-state market bringing cans and draft for Colorado distribution.   Comstock Park, MI – Located just off the beaten path in Comstock, MI, Perrin Brewing has earned a cult like following with beer drinkers that until now have been confined to the Grand Rapids area. Beginning next week, that beer … Continue reading