Micro-brewers in Colorado
Colorado has several breweries and microbreweries that manufacture a range of beers. There are different brands of the beers. The market reaches international, national, regional and local levels. By 2015, Colorado had a total of 161 breweries and microbreweries. Together, they have more than 5,000 direct employees and more than 25,000 others indirectly.
Microbrewery industry is also referred to as craft brewery sector. It focuses on producing small quantities of beer. The amount is much smaller compared to the large-scale manufacturing organizations. It operates in independently owned and not a subsidiary of the bigger sector. They emphasize on quality, brewing skill and flavor. The movement began in the last half of the 20th century. The case is different in Europe as traditional artisanal began many centuries ago. The thought of craft brewing emerged following the expansion of breweries, distribution of beer as well as its production.