Breweries and beer lovers gathered to learn, network and enjoy Colorado’s craft beer scene.
Avery Brewing Company has moved into a newly expanded, $27 million facility in Boulder. Founded in 1993 by father-and-son duo Adam and Larry Avery, Avery Brewing offers free tours and tastings daily and has a menu of smoked meats, sandwiches, salads, southern dishes, and even fried rabbit and waffles.
Estes Park’s first microbrewery, St. Vrain Brewing Company, opened in early 2015 and features a 15-barrel system, indoor tasting room and outside patio.
THE CRAFT BEER INDUSTRY is a multibillion-dollar, growing industry. Each year, craft beers are taking a larger percentage of the entire beer market. The craft beer craze is especially evident in Pennsylvania, with 16 new craft breweries founded in 2013 alone, which brings the total to more than 100.