Colorado has rightfully earned its reputation as one of the leading craft beer capitols in the country. With the sheer number of breweries popping up state-wide, it's no wonder competition has increased tenfold. Today we dive into some of our data from 2019, where we analyze over 150 million servings of alcohol sold on Provi to on-premise bars and restaurants in the Denver-metro area.While many small and medium-sized breweries may be feeling the pressure, the following five are on FIRE.
Brewed in an old fire station in the Park Hill neighborhood of Denver, Station 26 has quickly cemented its place within Colorado's craft beer scene. And while it may serve smoked beers, that has nothing to do with its location. Ever heard of a little beer called the 303 Lager? You can thank Station 26 for that. What about Juicy Banger IPA? Yup, that's theirs too. In 2019, the rapidly growing brewery held 8.41% share of the Colorado craft beer market. Even better, the brewery's market share increased 59% YoY, with one of their beers falling on our list of top selling products!
4. Denver Beer Co.
Like most great breweries, Denver Beer Co. was born out of a garage. Founded on a passion for high quality, flavorfully crafted beverages, the brewery has made many popular beers such as Princess Yum Yum and Graham Cracker Porter. It's popularity continues to rise, and the numbers only support that. In 2019, it was the fourth-most popular brewery in Colorado, holding 13.22% share—a 222% growth from the year prior!
Since its inception in 2005, Dry Dock Brewing has won a bevy of accolades including some from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival. As the first brewery to open in southeast Aurora, Colorado, Dry Dock quickly became a community craft staple. By 2013, the brewery nearly tripled its production, serving out popular hits such as Apricot Blonde Ale and Hop Abomination. By 2019’s end, the small but mighty brewery held 16.95% share of the craft beer segment, the most of any brewery. Not only that, but it saw 70% YoY growth! Congrats Dry Dock!
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