Craft Brewery Industry Pumps Millions Into Colorado Economy

Dated: 09/25/2015

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From Fox 31 9/25/15

By Jim Hooley

DENVER -- People from all over the country will be in Denver this weekend for the Great American Beer Festival.

An expected 60,000 beer lovers are expected, and that means a lot of suds to be poured and a lot of money pouring into the Colorado economy.

Epic Brewery recently moved its operations into a giant building just north of downtown Denver. Epic had been based in Salt Lake City but after watching the beer economy grow in Colorado, Epic made the move and is focusing its operations in Colorado.

“The laws and economy here in Colorado really support breweries,  allow us to get to market , experiment," said Matthew Allred with Epic Brewery. "The brewers guild is also excellent in helping everybody grow."

The number from the Colorado Brewers Guild back that up. The group's latest report says the craft beer industry pumped more than $1.2 billion into the Colorado economy last year. That's up from $800,000 the year before.

And more than 6,000 people now work in the beer industry in Colorado. The state ranks third in the nation in craft breweries with more than 300 in operation.

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