Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper(Photo: ED SEALOVER | DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL)
DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a former brewpub owner, said Tuesday that
he opposes a ballot initiative to allow beer sales in grocery stores and that he feels “some loss” over the recent sale of Breckenridge Brewery to Anheuser-Busch InBev.
The Democratic governor helped to found and operate Denver’s Wynkoop Brewing in 1988 before seeking public office. He sold his share in that company before becoming governor, but continues to feel an affinity for it and relate his lessons in launching the business to government actions.
Wynkoop inked a joint venture with Breckenridge in 2011, then announced last month that it was selling the Littleton brewery to the international beer giant that makes Budweiser. While Breckenridge officials said the deal gives them a financial partner that will not mess with their recipes, many craft beer fans called it a sell-out and vowed not to drink its beer again.
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