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Beer break-up: Reconciliation weighed after craft brewers’ rift

John Frank and Alicia Wallace
The Denver Post
DENVER, CO - July 07: Renegade Brewing company owner Brian O'Connell at the brewery July 07, 2016. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post)
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Colorado has lost its craft beer buzz.

The organization that represents the state’s $2.7 billion craft beer community is suffering from an unprecedented divorce that is offering a sobering picture of how global pressures are shifting an industry known for its camaraderie and collaboration.

Colorado’s largest breweries — New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Odell and Left Hand — led a split from the Colorado Brewers Guild in June to form their own organization, Craft Beer Colorado, citing a “changing landscape.”

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