In the United States, Brazil and China, at least two-thirds of the barley grown goes into six-packs, drafts, kegs, cans and bottles.
Spirit sales up 35 percent in Colorado since 2010. That means hard liquor sales have grown three times faster than beer.
Craft brewers say it’s their duty to protect the water they use. Beer is about 90 percent water, after all.
Many Rivers Brewing on the Western Slope donates 100 percent of its profits to river improvement projects.
The NPR podcast "How I Built This" hosted by Guy Raz profiled the Fort Collins beer entrepreneur.
Will tax cuts help? Colorado is already ranked for its favorable business tax environment by the Tax Foundation.
Big beer companies like AB InBev are fighting to gain access to the lucrative craft beer market.
Pioneers in Colorado’s AIDS effort rededicate a memorial. Italian craft beer creates a splash in Colorado. The poetry in “(gentlessness)’’ grapples with life’s complexities.
Brewer Alex Liberati says he's the first Italian brewer to open shop in Colorado, partly because of the collaborative spirit of the state's brewers.
Some fear Colorado's idyllic beer lifestyle is in danger now that the world's largest beer maker, Anheuser-Busch InBev, has staked a claim.