Half of the nation’s 3.2 beer market was in Oklahoma and an additional 20 percent was in Colorado.
The partial shutdown halted operations at the federal agency that regulates alcohol production and distribution.
Colorado's journey from Prohibition to microbrewery dominance crosses paths with WWI, the Temperance Movement and 1960s protest culture.
Virtually every aspect of life in the Centennial State has been transformed in some way over the governor's two terms in charge.
The independent craft beer industry arguably faces more challenges today than at any other time since Prohibition.
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.