Hi. My name is Stephen Adams and I am The Colorado Beer Geek. I call myself a Beer Geek because it sounds much better than a Beer Snob or Beer Aficionado (which sounds rather snobbish). The Geek part also comes in because I’m a Satellite Engineer for my day job and I like to play with numbers and all of the data that I collect. Furthermore, I’m an out and proud geek in other areas of life enjoying Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and medieval recreation through The Society for Creative Anachronism.
I started my quest to visit all of the Colorado breweries in January 2013 along with my Beer Buddy, Soren. In just under 2 years I was able to say that I had accomplished my first stage of this quest and have been to every brewery in the Front Range. In 2015 I did a number of special tours to visit all of the mountain breweries with the intention of finishing before GABF 2015. On the 20th of September 2015, I completed my Quest and have been to every Colorado Brewery.
After going to so many breweries, I can definitely speak to what places I like the most compared to others. However, I am not a certified Cicrerone and do not claim to know all the ins and outs of beer and brewing. To this I tend to turn to Soren who has a much more refined pallet and greater experience in home brewing. Also, while I have acquired more of a taste for hop flavor over the past couple years, I am not a hop-head. My preference leans strongly toward Belgian style beers along with Stouts and Porters.
My main focus of this site is to provide an accurate listing of all open Colorado Breweries along with Colorado Breweries under development. As you can see in this graph the growth is tremendous but I’m doing my best to keep up!
I hope you enjoy this site and find the information useful. Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have or if you find any information wrong or missing.
The Colorado Beer Geek