High-Demand, Low-Supply Woes Come to a Head for Some Colorado Craft Brewers

Written by Steve Raabe for The Denver Post

Too many beer drinkers, not enough beer.

Picture courtesy Mike D., posted at yelp.com

That’s the problem — or perhaps the dubious benefit — confronting several of Colorado’s most popular craft brewers.

They’ve had to suspend shipments to some out-of-state markets because demand from consumers has outstripped supplies.

Denver-based Great Divide Brewing Co. recently notified distributors that it is pulling out of five states and the nation’s capital on top of a consolidation late last year in all or parts of seven other states.

Oskar Blues Brewery and Left Hand Brewing, both based in Longmont, also have exited out-of-state markets over the past year.

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