#CraftBeerColorado Archives – PorchDrinking.com
Which came first, the pizza or the beer? Okay, this isn’t as philosophical as the classic chicken and the egg question; I’ll go ahead and tell you. It was the pizza. Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub opened in Salida, Colorado in 1994 and began creating handmade thick crust pizzas with a decidedly Colorado-hippy vibe. And it was good. So very cravably good.
Maui Brewing Company is serving up a new look, Dry Dock launches their Funk n’ Sour series, and 14 Breweries exit the Colorado Brewers Guild. Cure your Monday blues with a little craft beer news. Keep reading to catch all of the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
*Updated Saturday, June 11 at 1pm to include The Colorado Brewers Guild’s statement to The Westword*
It’s been a tumultuous month for Colorado breweries and an even more turbulent afternoon, as Governor John Hickenlooper officially signed Senate Bill 197, allowing grocery stores to sell full strength alcohol at up to 20 locations throughout the state over the next 20 years. While the implications of this bill will have a major impact on the way Colorado’s craft breweries distribute their product, a greater underlying rift has finally bubbled to the surface leading 14 craft breweries to split from the Colorado Brewers Guild to form their own trade advocacy organization.