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Douglas Brown

Articles By Douglas Brown

All the Ways Ballmer Peak Distillery Is Conserving Precious Resources

The year-old spirits maker saves 400,000 gallons of water each year, donates spent grain to a local nonprofit, and a lot more.

How One Auto Industry Vet Launched A Brewery In Lakewood

Tom Schurmann launched 6 and 40 Brewery after 43 years of success in other lines of work, including car shop owner and brewing equipment retailer.

Backpacker’s Pantry Meals Are Flying Off Area Shelves

Sales of the Boulder-based company’s gourmet freeze-dried meals, which come in flavors like red beans and rice and risotto with chicken, have never been better.

The Coronavirus Shutters Bru Handbuilt Ales & Eats in Boulder

The eight-year-old neighborhood brewpub, known for its inventive beers and brick-oven-fired bites, served its last pint on July 31.

How 2 Mountain Town Breweries Are Coping During the Pandemic

Owners share challenges, including the loss of tourism and the complexities of reopening with new health and safety regulations in place.

Quench Your Thirst with Local Belgian-Style Beers

These six Front Range spots are serving exceptional suds, from saisons to lambics, inspired by the brewing traditions of Belgium.

Sanitas Brewing Co. Reopens This Weekend After Shutting Down Roving Beer Truck

The Boulder brewery is refocusing on expanded outdoor seating after its beer vehicle was parked by the Colorado Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement division.

How Hard Hit Are Colorado Wineries Amidst COVID-19 Closures?

Like Centennial State craft breweries, local wine makers are facing decreased revenue and relying on direct-to-consumer sales more than ever.

How Colorado Brewers and Distillers Are Coping in the Age of COVID-19

Relying on to-go growlers and making hand sanitizer, the closure of local brewpubs and tasting rooms for on-site consumption has forced owners to quickly adapt.

A Multinational Beverage Corporation Will Purchase New Belgium Brewing

The previously employee-owned company will award its workers $100,000 each (or more) in retirement funds and retain its B Corporation status.


Front Range Businesses Brace for 25 Percent Tariff on Agricultural Goods

Restaurants and shops selling imported European foods and beverages are among the local businesses that will be affected by the tariffs—and consumers could see prices go up, as well.

Colorado Brewers Win 40 GABF Medals

California beer makers are the only ones who left the fest with more accolades.

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Two Industry Insiders Weigh In on the Court of Master Sommeliers Scandal

Sommeliers Jane Lopes and Bobby Stuckey share thoughts on the controversy in advance of Lopes’ Frasca wine dinner on September 23.

Colorado Brewers Join the Seltzer Revolution

As the beer market evolves, brewers big and small are exploring the boozy sparkling beverage space.

Dry Land Distillers Crafts Spirits With the Flavor of Colorado

The award-winning Longmont distiller uses locally grown heirloom wheat and native botanicals to produce its exceptional spirits.

Meet the Longmont Team Dedicated to Belgian-Style Lambics

No other producers in Colorado have perfected this brew quite like Primitive Beer.

Dry Land Distillers

Government Shutdown Strangles Colorado Brewers and Distillers

Without approval from the federal government, local companies can’t release new products or even open their doors.

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The Best Orange Liqueur You’ll Ever Taste Is Made In Longmont

How one local bartender is sweetening the booze market, one bottle of handcrafted orange liqueur at a time.

Why You Should Be Drinking Local Brut IPAs

Dry as Champagne and perfumed—rather than punched—with hops, this emerging style is easy to love.

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