Beer Man

Q&A: Todd Alström talks about Beer Advocate's influence and his move to Denver

Colorado attracts beer lovers the way a keg attracts red Solo cups, and last month, one of the nation's most well-known beer lovers announced that he was moving here. Todd Alström, who founded Beer Advocate magazine with his brother, Jason, in 1996, told readers that's he's moving from Boston to the Denver area for personal reasons.

Every month, more than 2.5 million people check into Beer Advocate online to rate their beers, read industry news and talk about breweries with other beer geeks in one of a couple of dozen regional and subject-specific forums. And while Internet entrepreneurs can be located anywhere, the move is sure to have an effect on Beer Advocate, which is one of the most influential online community sites for craft-beer drinkers in the country.

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Jonathan Shikes is a Denver native who writes about business and beer for Westword.
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