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Small liquor stores in Colorado felt pinched by new alcohol laws. Now more changes are coming.

The impacts from liberalizing the state’s alcohol laws five years ago with the addition of major liquor store chains and beer sales in grocery stores are still being felt

Politics and Government

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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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

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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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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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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Known for its whimsy, the craft beer world is newly focused on the basics: making good beer

In a more competitive beer market, quality is becoming the differentiator for consumers and a point of emphasis for the industry

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A guide to GABF 2019: What’s new, insider tips, and the can’t-miss breweries and events

Great American Beer Festival tickets didn’t sell out yet, but that just leaves more of the 4,000-plus beers for you

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Colorado beer makers are expanding to cannabis beverages: “Down the road it could be as big as beer.”

Ska Brewing in Durango and Left Hand Brewing in Longmont are teaming with cannabis companies to make seltzers with THC or CBD

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Denver’s Pizzability (with a new brewery on tap) is looking for longevity after its viral hit

The good has outweighed the bad after a viral local news segment highlighted poor treatment of the Cherry Creek pizzeria's special needs employees, owner Tiffany Fixter said. But, she says, "disability is not a trend. We are a part of the community.”

Coloradans

Beer by the book: In Colorado’s shifting landscape of breweries and bars, the author discovers an expanding universe

The Sun’s politics and beer reporter set out to chronicle the best of the best, and learned a lot about the direction of a quickly evolving industry along the way

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In Denver, a binge drinking capital, the sober curious movement is gaining popularity

Social groups with names like “Sober Not Boring” and “Sober AF” are seeking like-minded members tired of the drunk scene

Health

The new breweries at DIA combine to make the most unlikely beer crawl in Colorado

The Denver airport now boasts six breweries. Can you visit them all in one day and still make a flight? We tried to find out.

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To appeal to calorie-counting drinkers, Colorado’s craft brewers are taking new approaches

The trend toward low-calorie beers and hard seltzers is catching on in Colorado, in part because of the state’s active lifestyle

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