Makes one thirsty
Letter from Roger Kirkpatrick
Beer – May 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine
Your guess of 150 microbreweries in Colorado ["The New Colorado Spirit" in the April edition] is about 60 too high!
My guess is 88, plus another six-pack in various stages of planning, construction, or “opening soon.” Also there are two Colorado breweries not on the list of microbreweries, since they’re not micros: Coors-Molson in Golden, and Anheuser-Bush near Fort Collins. The latter is the only American-owned national brewer, since Coors has part Canadian ownership, and Miller is owned by South African Breweries, a British Company.
And there’s one brewery, New Belgium in Fort Collins, which is often listed as a micro, but isn’t, because it produces enough beer to be classified as a “regional brewery.”
Dang, all this talk about beer is making me thirsty!
Cheers & Good Beers
I got the 150 from a newspaper story — I should have checked further, it appears.
Thanks for sending the list. It has these micros and brewpubs from Central Colorado and nearby:
San Luis Valley, 631 Main Street, Alamosa.
McClellan’s Irish, Cañon City, open by Labor Day?
Crested Butte, 226 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte.
Eldo, 215 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte.
Gunnison, 138 North Main Street.
Rosie’s, 115 East 7th Street, Leadville.
amícas, 136 East Second Street, Salida.
Pagosa Springs, 375 S. 8th, open by Labor Day.
Sharing your thirst,
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