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Reader: Four out of five inheritances are lost to brewery start-ups in Denver

Yes, it's another brewery opening in Denver -- this one Alpine Dog Brewing, which Gardiner Hammond, a former brewer at the Old Mill in Littleton, plans to open this spring in part of the space on East Colfax Avenue that once housed Independent Records.

And Alpine is just one of more than twenty new breweries that hope to start pouring within Denver city limits in 2014.

See also: Alpine Dog Brewing will open in former Independent Records at Colfax and Ogden

And how many will survive until 2015? Says Andrew:

Fact: 4 out of 5 inheritances are lost to brewery start-ups in Denver.
Is the Front Range coming close to craft-beer saturation? Or is there always room for one more?

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