Colorado and beer go together like a person from Colorado and a glass of beer! (Am I doing it right?)
So it's no surprise that longtime local journalist Ed Sealover — who's written for the Gazette, the Rocky Mountain News and, currently, the Denver Business Journal — would add his book Mountain Brew: A Guide to Colorado’s Breweries to the ever-growing list of malt media. (Where my BrewDogs at?)
"Colorado is the scene of a thriving culture of breweries," reads the press release. "From Coors, America’s largest single-site brewery, to Three Barrel Brewing Company, found in the back of an insurance office, each and every one holds a unique place in the state’s brewing scene. For two years, Sealover traveled the state, speaking to more than one hundred brewers and learning what makes each place special, detailing their histories, quirks and signature beers. This is the first book to profile all of the breweries in Colorado."
Sealover's signing the just-released book at next weekend's Craft Lager Festival in Manitou Springs, and thanks to the magic of Amazon's preview option we can take a look at what the author says about several local spots; of course, it only let us look at so many pages. (A full review copy is on its way.)
Here's a teaser:
Bristol Brewing Co.:
"Locals come for the Laughing Lab Scottish Ale, which has won more Great American Beer Festival medals than any other Colorado beer, and has influenced the brewery's personality. ... [Mike] Bristol has had request from out of state distributors, but he turns them all down."