• Colorado Brewers Guild Brings People Together

    Hop the Vote

     
    POSTED December 18, 2017
     

    Participating from the House of Representatives 4 Noses Brewing Co. were Hugh McKean, Faith Winter, Kim Ransom, Chris Hansen, Steve Lebsock, Matt Gray and Alec Garnett.

    <p>Participating from the House of Representatives 4 Noses Brewing Co. were Hugh McKean, Faith Winter, Kim Ransom, Chris Hansen, Steve Lebsock, Matt Gray and Alec Garnett.</p>
  • Colorado Brewers Guild Brings People Together

    Hop the Vote

     
    POSTED December 18, 2017
     

    Senator Tim Neville; Brian O’Connell, owner Renegade Brewing; Senator Steve Fenberg; Aimee Soete, head brewer; and John Ham, packaging operator.

    <p>Senator Tim Neville; Brian O’Connell, owner Renegade Brewing; Senator Steve Fenberg; Aimee Soete, head brewer; and John Ham, packaging operator.</p>

After taking an election year break, Colorado Brewers Guild brought back Hop the Vote to encourage Colorado legislators to set aside their differences, brew craft beer, and campaign for their creations at Denver’s Great American Beer Festival held on Oct. 5-7. To prepare their brew, the Colorado House of Representatives team met at 4 Noses Brewing Co. in Broomfield on Aug. 24, and the Colorado Senate team gathered at Renegade Brewing in Denver on Aug. 25. 

Colorado Brewers Guild introduced the Hop the Vote initiative in 2014 to highlight the importance of beer in Colorado’s economy, as well as the relationship between lawmakers and Colorado craft brewers. “The 300-plus breweries account for $1.7 billion, which directly impacts the state economy, and that means it is important to keep our legislators informed on what is going on with craft brewers,” says Steve Kurowski, operations director for the nonprofit trade association.   

Four distinct seasons impress guests, accommodate budgets and tap into a laid-back lifestyle.

 

Meeting and incentive trip planners: Get ready to be surprised at the diverse range of lodging options available in Colorado from glamping tents, yurts and teepees to overnight accommodations in a jail, train station, castle and replica fort. colorado.com

The 200-acre, family-owned Arapaho Valley Ranch has cabins, lodge rooms, glamping tents outfitted with southwestern flair, and 20-foot teepees equipped with queensized beds.

 

When planning a gathering, make sure to check a destination’s calendar of events for festivals, concerts and noteworthy exhibitions. Leslie Heins and Lisa Cook, owners and event architects of Denver-based Affair with Flair, demonstrated how this can be done with a social occasion, which easily could have been a corporate event in conjunction with the Denver Art Museum’s recent blockbuster “Dior: From Paris to the World” that wrapped up in March 2019.