Watch this space: Boulder County Beer is coming soon.
In 1979, two University of Colorado professors decided to open Boulder Brewing Company—the forty-third brewery in the nation and the first in the state since Prohibition. Over the next four decades, young entrepreneurs from across the country flocked to the picturesque region to follow their bliss and brew beer. The county’s brewing heritage is brimming with stories of how a band of ragtag ruffians helped launch a nationwide revolution. The likes of Oskar Blues, Avery Brewing Company and Left Hand Brewing Company laid the fertile ground for torchbearers such as Upslope, Bootstrap Brewing and many others. Packed with firsthand accounts from adventurous brewers, Michael J. Casey recounts the tale of those who turned Boulder County into ground zero for craft beer in the Centennial State.
Arcadia Publishing will release Boulder County Beer: A Refreshing History in stores and online on Feb. 22, 2021. A book tour will follow (when the time is right), as will your chance to get a signed copy and share a pint with me and the brewers I spoke with.
All of that and a lot more coming here. Go ahead and sign up for the email alerts now (you’ll find the box at the bottom of this post) and the rest will come easy. Cheers.