D is for… Denver
It’s no wonder why the Great American Beer Festival is held yearly in Denver, Colorado. With over 20 breweries in operation in the city limits today, the city of Denver is a craft brewing Mecca drawing over 49,000 thirsty craft beer enthusiasts to this year’s festival. Thanks to the Boulder-based Brewers Association, Denver also welcomes the best international breweries for the World Beer Cup every two years and will host the Craft Beer Conference in 2014. Denver can serve as a model of success for other craft brewing markets like Minnesota that are growing exponentially.