Today the Brewers Association released its list of Top 50 Breweries. The numbers are based on sale volumes, and 36 are small and independently owned.
Colorado has a strong representation on the list.
#3. New Belgium Brewing Co.
#29. Oskar Blues Brewery
#30. Odell Brewing Co.
#41. Breckenridge Brewery
#49. Lefthand Brewing Co.
And two of them I can see from my house! (If you read that in a Sarah Palin accent, you are my new hero)
Congrats to all the people involved who helped our state take over 10% of the list. We truly are the Napa of Beer!