Oct 25, 2009 7:50 AM by John Romero

Beer lovers now have a map to find favorite suds

With the abundance of so many beers in the U.S. it may be hard to choose which one is for you. Well one Colorado Springs man is doing his best to put our state on the map. "I've always loved maps and it seemed to me to be a good opportunity put together a map that told a lot of good stories about all the great beer that's in Colorado." explains Mike Laur, "Our primary mission is to make sure that we are promoting and helping people understand craft beer."

Laur created the Beer Drinker's Guide to Colorado about three years ago. It's a road map to the state's hoppiest destinations. "People really do go out of their way to search out and find good, local craft beer. Here in Colorado we are blessed with having a real abundance of it." he says.

Sales of the guide are taking off and that has local brewers seeing some extra green. "Beer tourism is a big part of the tourism revenue in Colorado." explains Laura Long with the Bristol Brewing Company in Colorado Springs, "The more that we can teach people about that and get the word out is better for everybody. What's good for craft brewing in Colorado is definitely good for Bristol Brewing."

And Mike's advice for the beer connoisseur at home... Get out and see what the state has to offer. He says you won't find better beer anywhere else. "Within this state there's a lot to go out and explore and experiment, a lot to find and a lot of good beer to be had too."

News First 5's John Romero writes a blog about his favorite craft beers. Click here to check it out!

Click here to see Mike Laur's site for the Beer Drinker's Guide to Colorado.



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