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Tag Archives: John Hickenlooper

• Beer Taps Installed In Colorado Governor’s Mansion, Next To Bong?

Beer Taps Installed In Colorado Governor’s Mansion, Next To Bong?

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s governor used to brew beer for a living, and now he has new beer taps in his home. State officials announced Friday that private donors have paid for a new “draft beer system” in the governor’s mansion. The mansion now has three taps that will feature changing Colorado-made brews. The Colorado […]

• Colo governor accused of siding with former industry in rules tiff

Convenience store owners are accusing Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper of siding with restaurants and craft brewers in a dispute over testing beer for alcohol content. A trade group representing convenience stores accuses Hickenlooper, a former restaurant owner and micro-brewer, of “backroom cronyism” because state regulators eliminated a rule that would have required all brewers and […]

• Spirited Startups: Colorado’s Microdistilleries Follow an All-American Path

Spirited Startups: Colorado’s Microdistilleries Follow an All-American Path

Reinvention is something Americans are known for, and in this current economic climate, lots of us are trying to reinvent our careers and our lives. Colorado ‘s new governor, John Hickenlooper, was a laid-off geologist who opened the state’s first brewpub back in the 1980s. As he says in his official biography, “I didn’t know […]

• Colorado: Gov.-elect Hickenlooper toasted with inauguration beer

Colorado: Gov.-elect Hickenlooper toasted with inauguration beer

Wynkoop Brewing Co. is making special beer to celebrate the inauguration of Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper, who co-founded the Lower Downtown microbrewery in 1988. So what kind of beer befits the quirky incoming Democrat?