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Pikes Peak Brewing races to meet demand

Pikes Peak Brewing races to meet demand

MONUMENT — Chris Wright did his homework before launching his beer business, Pikes Peak Brewing Co., in 2011. With a background in engineering and the U.S. Army, Wright found that Colorado Springs had the fourth-highest concentration of craft beer drinkers in the country. Colorado Springs was listed behind only Denver, Portland and Seattle, he said.… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Brewing races to meet demand

Market evolution pushes Coaltrain’s growth

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Market evolution pushes Coaltrain’s growth

Back in the 1980s, wine wasn’t for everyone, beer was made by large corporations and there were only a few kinds of whiskey that people routinely requested. Changing that perspective was the reason that Jim Little and Peggy McKinlay opened Coaltrain Wine & Spirits back in 1981, wanting to be the first “serious wine store”… Continue Reading Market evolution pushes Coaltrain’s growth

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Patriotism, beer keep Red Leg taps busy

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Patriotism, beer keep Red Leg taps busy

Red Leg Brewing Co. Address: 4630 Forge Road Website: redlegbrewingco.com Phone: 598-3776 Motto: “Serving Those Who Serve” Employees: Three The thought of spending life sitting sedentary behind a desk terrified U.S. Army veteran Todd Baldwin. “I didn’t serve so I would have to sit in a cubicle for the rest of my life,” Baldwin said.… Continue Reading Patriotism, beer keep Red Leg taps busy

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Bristol Brewing Company officially opened Tuesday in its new location, the Ivywild School at 1604 S. Cascade Ave. “We were ready to serve beer in there and ready to open,” said Amanda Bristol, who owns the brewery with her husband Mike. “It was a bit of a soft opening. Really, we just posted a sign… Continue Reading Bristol Brewing opens in Ivywild

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None of the four major brewers in town who are sinking serious money into big expansions are worried about competition. The microbrew industry is growing and the owners and brewers at Trinity Brewing Company, Colorado Mountain Brewery, Bristol Brewing Company and Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. all say they’re expanding because they have to if they’re… Continue Reading Beer mania: Expansion rules scene across city

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Phantom Canyon Brewing Company will begin work this week on a brewery extension at the north end of its building. The 1,200-square-foot addition to the building, which should be finished by March, will double Phantom’s brewing capacity as well as grow its business operation. The building addition will be topped with a second-floor outdoor patio… Continue Reading Phantom Canyon expanding building, beer distribution

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Larkburger wants to add beer to menu

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Larkburger, a Colorado burger joint that recently opened a new location at 1904 Southgate, is applying for a liquor license. The new restaurant at the Broadmoor Towne Center will serve beer at its newest location if the city of Colorado Springs Liquor and Beer Licensing Board approves the application at its meeting Friday morning. “All… Continue Reading Larkburger wants to add beer to menu

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Yesterday, the news was that the craft brewing industry in Colorado provided $714 million in economic impact. If that seemed high, apparently it was. The Colorado Brewers Association reported today that craft breweries bring an annual $446 million boost to the state economy – still an impressive number, although not nearly the almost three-quarters of… Continue Reading ‘Fuzzy math’ blamed for glitch in beer report

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Molson Coors will spend $3.54 billion to buy StarBev and its nine breweries in central and eastern Europe as it expands its operations further. The Denver brewer is betting on a vibrant region once the economic crises subsides in the European Union, where unemployment has now reached the highest point since the euro was introduced… Continue Reading Molson Coors buying StarBev for $3.54 billion

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Plans for a new event center in Manitou Springs are moving forward. Julian Heron, president of the Craft Lager Festival, said the big project he’s been working on during the last year is gaining momentum. He aims to build an event center on the western edge of Manitou Springs that will have indoor and outdoor… Continue Reading Manitou event center shaping up

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