Scenes from the 28th-annual Great American Beer Festival.
Opposition to the Adolph Coors Company centered around three issues: organized labor, racism, and conservative politics.
Less than 5 percent of hops used in Colorado craft beers is grown in the state, and farms are struggling to close that gap.
Charlie Papazian, the founder of the Great American Beer Festival, used to throw epic "Beer and Steer" parties annually in the foothills above Boulder
With sales at their peak, and up to 100 more breweries planning to open in the next couple years, craft beer is riding high.
Some say Bud Light's #UpForWhatever campaign will help Crested Butte's economy. Others say the music, partying, and large, corporate beer marketing run counter to the town's character.
Tickets have been selling out quickly in recent years and demand remains high.
Responding to demand from the industry, Colorado schools are training the beer leaders of the future. Nationwide about 35 schools are moving the same direction.
Big brewers are making more craft-style brews, and some beer enthusiasts aren’t happy about it.