Brewers Association To Manning: Drink Craft, Not Bud

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<p>Peyton Manning holds the Lombardi Trophy after the Broncos won Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7, 2016.</p>
Photo: Manning beer package
The Boulder-based Brewers Association sent Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning a package of craft beer after he said he wanted to "drink a lot of Budweiser" after his Super Bowl win.

Amid questions of why he would subject himself to such a fate, the Brewers Association, a craft beer trade group, smelled an opportunity. They sent him a care package of 10 micro brews, "in hopes of helping him find another post-game refreshment."

Since Peyton happens to play in one of the most beer-centric states in the nation, we made sure to include a good number of beers that were local to Colorado in addition to a few other classic and approachable options from around the country.

The Colorado beers included in the package were Dry Dock's Apricot Blonde, Upslope's Craft Lager, Steamworks' Colorado Kolsch, Left Hand's Sawtooth Ale, Boulder Beer Company's Mojo IPA, and Denver Beer Company's Graham Cracker Porter.