Craft Beer

10:39am

Sun July 15, 2012
Arts & Culture

PHOTOS: Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands & Brews

If there is a giant inflatable pig, you know there is BBQ nearby.
Jim Hill KUNC

Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands & Brews was in downtown Loveland both Friday & Saturday. If you missed it, you missed not only the aforementioned three, but also a car show, an artisan marketplace and more.

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2:17pm

Fri July 13, 2012
Business

Udall Touts Craft Beer in Boulder

Boulder-based Avery Brewing Company co-founder Adam Avery gestures while giving Sen. Mark Udall a tour and a glimpse of expansion plans.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Touring Boulder’s popular Avery Brewing Company Friday, Sen. Mark Udall said Colorado’s craft beer industry is being buoyed by a favorable regulatory climate that’s leading to brewery expansions and job creation.

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8:13am

Sat June 9, 2012
The Salt

To Grow A Craft Beer Business, The Secret's In The Water

Originally published on Sat June 9, 2012 7:47 pm

Craft brewers are reaching markets far from their home breweries. In a Washington, D.C., store, beers from California, Colorado, Louisiana, Vermont, and elsewhere are for sale.
Bill Chappell NPR

It's a good time to be a craft brewer, as Americans are thirsty for full-flavored and local beers. But when small breweries grow, they can also risk losing some of the "craftiness" their fans love. And when they expand, many brewers have to rewrite their recipes — starting with the water.

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1:17pm

Fri June 1, 2012
Business

It’s Official: The Economy Likes Beer

Bernt Rostad/ Creative Commons

It used to be terms like “economic impact” and “beer” were rarely uttered in the same breath. But there's a growing interest in the topic from the media, economists, and now a Denver-based documentary film crew.

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3:23pm

Fri May 18, 2012
The Salt

U.S. Craft Beer Brewers Thrive, Despite Small Share Of The Market

Originally published on Tue May 22, 2012 9:35 am

A row of taps highlights specialty and imported beers at Brouwerij Lane, in Brooklyn, New York. Craft brewers have found a way to thrive, even as the U.S. economy struggles.
Bill Chappell NPR

It's a good time to brew beer in America. According to beer expert Julia Herz, U.S. brewing isn't just on the upswing, it's on top. "We're now the No. 1 destination for beer, based on diversity and amount of beers," she says.

But if you want to see the strength of America's beer industry, you may want to look past beverage giants like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors. According to the Brewers Association, nearly 2,000 American brewers operated during 2011 — the most since the 1880s.

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