Colorado is now Altlanta-based SweetWater Brewing's westernmost market.
Over the past few years, Colorado has seen many of its craft breweries go under, leading many to ask if Colorado is oversaturated with craft brews? One of the country's largest crafter brewers seems to think not.
Atlanta-based SweetWater Brewing Company is partnering with Eagle Rock Distributing Company to make Colorado the 27th state that it will sell its beer.
The brewer plans to make products available starting February 1 across a majority of the state, including Denver, much of the Front Range and the I-25 corridor, and Durango on the Western Slope. It actually appears that SweetWater brews were available on the Western Slope since January, according to the brand's Facebook page.
Among the top-selling beer from SweetWater is the 420 strains of craft brews. These brews use terpenes and natural hemp flavors that, when combined with select hops, emulate the flavors and aromas of popular cannabis strains. This is especially interesting as the company was bought by Aphria Inc., a leading global cannabis company, last November. That partnership should lead to some very unique beer coming our way in the future.
"It's a heady day to head West – SweetWater is now flowing all over Colorado. Crack open a 420 on the river, sip a G13 IPA at the bottom of the slope, pop a H.A.Z.Y. IPA for breakfast. We're stoked to have our tasty West Coast style brews now available in one of our favorite states," said SweetWater Brewing Company on its Facebook page.
It appears that Coloradans are excited to crack open a cold one from SweetWater and enjoy.
"I think I'm going to cry," said one commenter on Facebook. Another added, "I've waited 8 years for this."
What do you think? Can our craft beer market take another player? Have you tried SweetWater's brews? Let us know your thoughts or favorite beer from the brand in the comments.