Thursday, February 5, 2009

Save Colorado Craft Beer!

The Colorado Legislature recently proposed House Bill 1192. HB1192 would allow grocery stores to sell full strength craft beers. Sound like a great idea? It's not. Please watch our PSA style video at Beer Tap TV ( it explains why this bill is bad for liquor stores, the Colorado craft beer industry, and most importantly... bad for you and the Colorado economy.

Time is running out, please act quickly and help save Colorado and Colorado brewers. Go to, find your State Senators and your Colorado House Representative and send them an email, fax or give them a phone call. Let them know you are opposed to HB1192 and you want it killed in committee next Wednesday, February 11th, before they waste any more of your tax dollars deliberating over this bill!

Have questions? You can visit Save Colorado Craft Beer ( or you can Email us at

Full disclosure: as many of you know I write about beer in many locations. When I'm not writing about beer here, or as the Southern Colorado Beer Examiner, I'm writing about at Beer Tap TV, where I'm the VP of Content & Programming.


Anonymous said...

Love the blog - have you heard that the judging for the Australian International Beer Awards starts next week?

Check it out:

The Beer Awards are bringing out the UK's own "Beer Doctor", Dr George Philliskirk" to judge the 1,136 entries!

Keep on with the confessions, Beer Geek.

Eli the Mad Man said...

Glad you like the blog, mate. Sorry, couldn't refuse. ;)

I hadn't heard about the beer awards down under, but I have now.

In fact, we'll talk about this on the next episode of Beer Buzz (

Thanks for letting me know about it!

Anonymous said...

Very good PSA! I'm from Iowa and it's interesting to see how different laws and economic conditions impact other states.

I couldn't imagine putting up with 3.2 beer at the grocery store, but then again all our grocers are local (except wal-mart and target), and they have a very good selection of craft beer.

Our main problem is the archaic % limit law. Above 5%ABW is classified as liquor, and is subject to excessive taxes and the equally ridiculous 3 tier distribution system. Some out of state breweries won't even sell to our state warehouse anymore, and local breweries would rather brew "weak" beer than deal with the state. Seems like every state has a different story to tell...