Colorado makes more beer than any other state (23.4 million barrels), has the highest per capita number of craft breweries (92), and is home to both the biggest beer bash of the year (the Great American Beer Festival) and the largest single brewing facility in the nation (Coors). Oh, and we elected a then-brewpub owner as mayor. But the Wynkoop Brewing Company, which John Hickenlooper co-founded in 1988, is just one of dozens of brewers that make Colorado the best place in the world to drain a draught. To really get a taste of this state's beer culture, you have to visit a couple of them — and get all wet and sudsy behind the scenes. Here are some of our favorite breweries and the 411 on... More >>>
The glass is always half full at a Colorado microbrewery.