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Craft Beer By The Numbers: October 2014

October was a big month for craft beer

Winner’s Circle: Pete Crowley on The Defender

The Defender took home a gold medal for the American-Style Stout category and a gold in that same category at the 2014 World Beer Cup.

Farmer Brewer Winter Weekend

Andrea and Christian Stanley malt between 5 and 6 tons of grain per week, between their 4-ton malting system and the floor malting operation.

Beercation Boosts the Economic Impact of Craft Beer in a Big Way

Beer tourism used to be what we beer geeks just called vacation, but in the past decade “beercation” has become a lucrative trend with a catchy name.

Winner’s Circle: Scott Witsoe on Jean-Claude Van Blond

When Witsoe opened Wit’s End Brewing Co. (named as a play on his last name) in 2011, he started brewing one barrel at a time and quickly made a name for himself as one of Denver’s best brewers.

Breckenridge Brewery’s New Digs

Breckenridge Brewery, which started as a small pub in Breckenridge, Colorado, in 1990, has expanded to Denver and created a 35-state distribution footprint.

Craft Beer By The Numbers: September 2014

Here’s a numerical round up of some of the craft-beer industry’s biggest headlines in September.

Denver Airport Launches Beer Festival in Terminal

In celebration of the upcoming Great American Beer Festival, Denver’s airport is hosting Beer Flights at DIA, a multi-day craft beer festival.

Happy 25th Anniversary, Odell Brewing!

This fall, Fort Collins, Colorado’s Odell Brewing Company will turn twenty-five years old.

Craft Beer-Kombucha Hybrids

We’re not so far off from a possible new trend: kombucha-craft beer hybrids.