A city that has long been thought to be in the shadows of nearby Boulder, Longmont is anything but that today. An ambitious vibrancy resonates between those walking the artsy downtown district. With city officials projecting the population to exceed that of Boulder’s in the next 15 years, the future is bright for this prosperous city. From agriculture to technology and energy to the arts, the driving forces of this city and its economy have been ever changing. Now, with craft beer favorites like Oskar Blues and Left Hand Brewing Company, Longmont has staked its claim as a true home to craft beer innovators.