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The craft beer community reunited in Denver this weekend for the first time since before the pandemic to confront its demons.
What they're saying: In the opening address, Bob Pease, CEO of the Boulder-based Brewers Association, the industry's leading trade group, called for an "awakening."
Mayor Michael Hancock’s plans to spend $190 million in bonds for a new arena and public market at the National Western Center have incited a pricey clash.
Driving the news: Denver residents will vote on Hancock’s proposal this November when it appears on the ballot as Referred Question 2E.
Colorado breweries claimed 21 medals in the much-hyped Great American Beer Festival competition, far fewer than normal.
By the numbers: The awards, announced Friday at the Craft Brewers Conference, included seven gold medals for best-in-category brews.