Top 16 Colorado Breweries See Continued Growth

Colorado's top breweries continue to see record levels of growth for another year, with 16 of the larger breweries enjoying a boom in sales. The top ranked Colorado brewer in terms of size, New Belgium, clocked in with a whopping 259,261 more barrels than the other top 15 breweries combined. New Belgium Brewery is also ranked as the fourth largest craft brewery in the United States and has plans to open a 100,000 square foot distribution center in North Carolina next year where it will produce a whopping 500,000 barrels per year.

In total, all 16 breweries produced over 1.6 million barrels of beer in 2014, with the number continuing to rise in 2015.

Learn more about each individual top 16 brewery here

Will 2016 Mark the End of Denver's Craft Beer Boom?


Over the last several years, Denver has undergone an unprecedented growth in the city's craft beer scene, with each year beating the last in numbers of new brewery openings. However, according to a recent article, experts predict that while 2015 will indeed surpass 2014 in number of openings, 2016 may not be able to match the rapid pace.

There are several new breweries set to open in the near future, however nowhere near the number of breweries that have opened over the last few years. Denver has even lost several breweries who have relocated or been forced to close. Will 2016 mark the end of Denver's craft beer boom? Read More