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Western Slope vineyards bubble over with young wine drinkers raised on fizzy beverages

Sparkling wines open the door, but Colorado wineries appeal to younger tastes with unconventional grapes and labels that read natural non-GMO, gluten-free and 100% vegan

Business

Colorado’s craft brewers are stuck with the tab as global can shortage shakes up beverage industry

Breweries, cideries and amateur cooks are spending big and getting creative to combat the supply crunch

Business

Colorado may permanently allow cocktails to-go as bill makes its way through the legislature

A previous executive order from Democratic Gov. Jared Polis allowing takeout alcohol was scheduled to expire this summer.

Culture

The best Colorado beers and breweries in 2020 and what to watch in 2021

A survey of beer fans and rankings from the Untappd app reveal what breweries stood above the crowd in Colorado

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It’s the time of year for barrel-aged beers in Colorado, but not all are turning to the dark side

Rocky Mountain Barrel Company in Wheat Ridge is the hub for Colorado brewers to find barrels from across the globe

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Denver Beer Company’s head brewer dies after climbing fall near Aspen

Jason Buehler, 43, of Niwot died Friday after falling from a ridgeline while crossing from South Maroon Peak to North Maroon Peak

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As virtual GABF arrives, craft beer industry faces difficult moment confronting racism and pandemic

The Brewers Association and Colorado breweries are taking action to address racism and a lack of diversity in their ranks. But critics want more done.

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To make beer slushies and beer ice cream, one Colorado brewery is breaking all the rules

Wiley Roots Brewing in Greeley is redefining beer and drawing new audiences as the craft brewing industry faces a pandemic pinch

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Take a tour of Denver’s beer history from home by pairing this new book with local breweries

“Denver Beer: A History of Mile High Brewing” captures the launch the city’s brewing scene during the gold rush and the spirit of modern craft beer innovators

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Colorado lawmakers want to keep your to-go quarantinis flowing beyond the coronavirus crisis

But not everyone is toasting the bipartisan proposal, which would extend the policy allowing restaurants and bars to sell take-out beer, wine and mixed drinks for two more years

Culture

What every new baker should know about the yeast all around us

Stay-at-home orders have given rise to thousands of new bakers and brewers. They couldn't do any of it without yeast, a single-celled organism that packs a lot of power.

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With breweries shut down, homebrewing sees a resurgence in Colorado amid coronavirus

The Boulder-based American Homebrewers Association reported record participation in its Big Brew Day this month

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Colorado’s craft beer industry is sobered as brewers predict mass closures if social distancing continues

Breweries faced a tough road in 2020 before the coronavirus, now one forecast suggests 60% of breweries won’t make it to June

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Hop terpenes are redefining brewing. And Colorado is one of the only places to taste the revolution.

Telluride Brewing, in collaboration with Oast House Oils in Lafayette, is experimenting with hop terpenes that add an aromatic pop to beer

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Hard work made Greeley’s downtown hip and happening. Two months of social distancing could make it all disappear.

Government-ordered shutdown of in-person dining and drinking and gatherings of more than 10 people may cause Greeley’s booming entertainment zone to go bust.

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A Colorado company wants to let you decide how much alcohol to put in your beer

Tommyknocker Brewery paired with another Colorado company, Sustainable Beverage Technologies, to offer beer with a choice of alcohol levels

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Craft beer is at a “precipice.” Colorado can relate after Boulder Beer closure and New Belgium sale.

Big questions about the beer industry’s future dominated conversations at the Big Beers festival in Breckenridge, but the challenges may only continue

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Best Colorado beer: A look at the favorite beers and breweries in 2019 and ones to watch in the next year

The Colorado Sun’s annual Beer of the Year survey gives nods to Bierstadt Lagerhaus and Comrade Brewing, and looks ahead to 2020

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New Belgium Brewing workers approve of sale to Kirin subsidiary, ending employee ownership

New Belgium Brewing Co. declined to release the number of employees who voted in favor of the sale to Lion Little World Beverages of Australia or a breakdown of how they voted

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How terroir influences the flavors in hops, told through a tasty Colorado beer experiment

Comrade Brewing in Denver, one of the state’s hop kings, brewed two batches of the same beer featuring hops from different Colorado farms

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