What You Learn in an Afternoon With a Brewmaster


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Before it was the Wild West of Weed, Colorado was a beer mecca. It still is. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper opened Denver’s Wynkoop Brewing Company in 1988 after abandoning his first field, geology. Hickenlooper started Wynkoop in what was then Denver’s seedy downtown, but its success and the 1995 arrival of Coors Field helped turn the area into both a foodie and brewery destination. The first batch of Blue Moon was brewed at Coors Field, and, 14 years later, it was among the beers served at the White House Beer Summit. (more…)