Beer Agriculture Making Gains in Boulder County and Colorado

Written by Alicia Wallace for dailycamera.com

Beer agriculture making gains in Boulder County and Colorado

As a certified-organic brewery, Boulder-based Asher Brewing Co. is often at the mercy at what the market can bear and has to source ingredients where they’re available.

Asher acquires its grains from Vancouver, Wash., and its hops from Germany, New Zealand and parts of the United States.

“An organic brewery, people look to us for our carbon footprint and our sustainable practices,” said Steven Turner, a co-founder of the not-yet 2-year-old brewery. “We would really love and be excited to someday be able to make an all-Colorado beer.”

Other area craft brewers — many that do not have to rely on landing the more exclusive organic ingredients — share similar sentiments.

 

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