It is November, a time for giving thanks, and I’d like to take a moment to share my thanks for beer. It’s not a joke or me making light of a meaningful tradition. I truly am so thankful for Craft Beer.
I am thankful for the artisans who have a passion for taking high quality ingredients and weaving them together to create wonderful beers. I am thankful for the drinkers and the tasters who are consumed by the excitement of trying new things.
I am so thankful that my job is within a community that so often finds themselves collaborating on projects and helping each other over the hurdles and learning curves that we all face daily. This year I have had the opportunity to witness, take part in and benefit from the giving, "we are all in this together" spirit that is craft beer and I am ever so thankful and excited to give back.
I'd like to give an extra big thank you to these folks who helped us get our start:
Aces & Ales - Las Vegas, NV
Avery Brewing - Boulder, CO
Amplified Ale - San Diego, CA
Base Camp - Portland, OR
Biketoberfest - Little Rock, AR
Blue Dog Beer Tavern - Los Angeles, CA
Falling Rock Taphouse - Denver, CO
J Wells Brewing - Boulder, CO
Khourey's Fine Wine & Spirits - Las Vegas, NV
Mellow Mushroom - Denver, CO
Mountain Sun Brewing - Boulder, CO
Oaks Tavern - Sherman Oaks, CA
On The Thirty - Sherman Oaks, CA
Oskar Blues Brewing - Boulder, CO
Rock Bottom Brewery - Denver, CO
Squatters Brewing - Salt Lake City, UT
Tenaya Creek Brewery - Las Vegas, NV
Twisted Pine Brewing - Boulder, CO
Upslope Brewing - Boulder, CO
Reuben's Burgers - Boulder CO