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Scott Koons and his business partner John Bauer certainly like beer, but that’s not necessarily why they opened Colorado Mountain Brewery… Continue Reading Springs entrepreneurs abuzz about the beer industry

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It seemed like an innovative way to buy a beer company: Start an online campaign to purchase the iconic Pabst Brewing Co. and sell shares on Facebook and Twitter to cover the $300 million cost. Michael Migliozzi II and Brian William Flatow found 5 million people who said they would invest a total of $200… Continue Reading Government halts campaign to buy Pabst beer company

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No full-strength beer in grocery stores

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Legislation to let convenience stores and groceries in Colorado sell full-strength beer was killed yesterday in the House. The bill died on a standing division in the House, with only 18 members — 12 of them Republicans — rising in support of House Bill 1284, well under the 33 votes necessary for approval. Senate Bill… Continue Reading No full-strength beer in grocery stores

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Colorado agriculture officials are turning to brewers to see if they can help boost sales of millet. Colorado produced a little more than 60 percent of all millet in the U.S. last year. The cereal grain is only a $50 million crop for the United States, while wheat is worth several billion dollars each year.… Continue Reading Colorado ag officials ask brewers to try millet

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Colorado Springs State Rep. Larry Liston is hoping the fifth time will be a charm. This is the fifth straight year that the state Legislature will duke it out over a bill like the one he’s sponsoring, HB 1284, which would allow grocery and convenience stores to sell full-strength beer. It’s hard to say whether… Continue Reading Beer sales: Is it all froth or do we need change?

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House committee OKs beer in grocery stores

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A proposal to allow gas stations, grocery stores and convenience stores to sell full-strength beer is advancing at the state Capitol. A House committee voted 7-6 to back the measure on Thursday. The Denver Post reported that the issue will now advance to the full House for debate for the first time. Supermarkets and other… Continue Reading House committee OKs beer in grocery stores

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Beer sales to be debated today

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A long fight over where full-strength beer can be sold in Colorado is back at the state Capitol. A House committee planned to start work today on a bill changing the Colorado Beer Code. It would allow convenience stores, grocery stores and gas stations to sell beer and malt beverages of more than 3.2 percent… Continue Reading Beer sales to be debated today

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Colorado lawmakers say they will hold a hearing to determine why Gov. John Hickenlooper, a former brew pub owner, changed rules on the sale of low-strength beer to make it easier for restaurants and liquor stores to sell those brands. Rep. Larry Liston, R-Colorado Springs, and Rep. Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland, said Monday they want to… Continue Reading Lawmakers to hold hearings on 3.2 beer rules

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The parent companies of Breckenridge Brewery and Wynkoop Brewing Co. plan to form a joint venture to help both craft brewers grow, they announced Wednesday. Wynkoop Holdings Inc. and Breckenridge Holding Co. said the 50-50 joint venture would give Wynkoop more brewing capacity while Breckenridge Brewery would gain restaurant expertise. No money would be exchanged.… Continue Reading Two Colorado brewers announce plan for joint venture

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A bill that would allow people to carry around an alcoholic beverage at the Colorado State Fair and another that would put the word “people” first in legislation instead of stigmatizing them with labels are among 165 new laws going into effect Wednesday. Other new laws include a requirement for people who bury human bodies… Continue Reading Beer, burials part of legislation becoming law Wednesday

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