The craft beer boom in Colorado is on track to exceed the number of breweries in California and New York.
But it’s not all about the big name breweries.
A look at Colorado craft brewers and their brewing history can help you figure out what makes these craft brewies special.
The history of craft beer In the mid-2000s, Colorado had one of the most popular craft beer brands in the world: Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Since then, the beer giant has become the third-largest brewery in the United States, after MillerCoors and Anheusers-Busche.
In 2013, Anheuzes beer company, Anhauser-Bibeau, purchased Goose Island Brewing Company, a craft beer brewery that was founded in 1999.
Anheubergers has since become the second-largest craft brewery in Colorado, with a share of nearly 40 percent.
Anheuberger-Bibaeus also owns the largest and most popular beer in the state, the Colorado Craft Brewery, which produces a range of beers including Budweiser, Corona, Bud Light and Budweis, among others.
AnHEUBERG-BABES’ COSTARTSBUDWEIS: $1.15BUDLOW: $0.89BUDWIS: 1.3BUDGLOW: 1BUDCURY: 1CIGARETTE: 0.85CIGARS: 1HOPS: 0KRAFT: 2.5LIFESTYLE: 4.3MID-BUY: 6.4NEXT-STAGE COFFEE: 5.5NEXTSTAGE: 6OAKWOOD: 6PUMPERS: 3SOURCES: CraftBeer.com, Denver Post, ABC News