“Big Beer” descends on Denver’s River North district

A fine report in the Denver Post today details the influx of “Big Beer” labels building breweries in Denver’s River North district. 10 Barrel Brewing announced that it will open a brewery and pub in the neighborhood by mid-summer. The Oregon-based brewer was purchased by Anheuser-Busch InBev in November 2014. This announcement comes fast on … [ Read more]

A-B InBev buys Two Colorado Distributors, May Crowd Out Craft Beer

In a move that seems like it should violate the tenets of the three-tier system of alcohol distribution, Anheuser-Busch InBev has acquired two major Colorado beer distributors: Standard Sales Company of Littleton, Colorado Springs and Pueblo, and American Eagle Distributing of Loveland. It is legal for breweries to own distributors under a separate wholesale license. Craft … [ Read more]