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

Talbott’s Cider Company used to package its hard cider mimosas in colorful cans purchased for 12 cents each from a Westminster supplier. But a monthslong supply crunch has forced the Palisade cidery to get creative: Now, the cans  come blank from Korea and are wrapped by hand in a waterproof label — more than doubling […]

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

Days into the new year, the owner of Morgans Liquor in Denver sat down with his financial  books. The pandemic gave him a small boost in 2020 sales, but a troubling slide continued: His customer count continued to decline. “My dollars were up, the rings (on the register) were bigger, but my customers were still […]

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Great American Beer Festival makes New England IPA an official style — but it can’t end the haze debate

The most coveted medals at this year’s Great American Beer Festival competition are hazy. For the first time, the Brewers Association will award medals at the festival Sept. 22 in downtown Denver for hazy pale ales, hazy IPAs and hazy double IPAs after creating new categories and guidelines for the styles earlier this year. The […]