Stand Up For Small Business, Join the KEEP COLORADO LOCAL Coalition

by / Friday, 06 March 2015 / Published in Brewer's News, Slider
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Dear friends of Dry Dock Brewing Company,

The state’s craft breweries, wineries, distilleries, and independent liquor stores need your help.

Out-of-state corporations are bent on boosting their profits by selling alcohol in chain and convenience stores, endangering hundreds of local businesses throughout the state. Small breweries survive and thrive because of our relationships with small independent liquor stores. So when local liquor stores are at risk, that means Colorado’s craft breweries, local wineries, and craft distilleries are under attack too.

It’s the little guy versus the big corporations. That’s why Colorado’s craft brewers have teamed up with local, independent liquor stores to fight this and KEEP COLORADO LOCAL. We’re a coalition, not a corporation, and we need you to join us.

Will you add your name to stand up for the little guy against the out-of-state corporations? Will you stand with local, independent businesses?

Chain stores selling alcohol will force hundreds of Colorado’s small businesses to close, and it will reduce our selection and choice of beer, wine, and spirits, since chain stores can’t stock small local brands or a wide-array of choices.  And it will hurt our state’s economy by sending profits to an out-of-state corporation instead of staying here in our communities.

These corporations plan on spending millions of dollars to get what they want. So we need you on our side to KEEP COLORADO LOCAL.

Add your name here to keep these corporations from watering down our choice, selection, and craft culture.

If you want more information about the KEEP COLORADO LOCAL coalition, visit If you have Dry Dock specific questions about this coalition, or you’re a journalist looking for a statement from the brewery, contact Emily Hutto at

Thank you for supporting the state’s craft businesses.


the team at Dry Dock Brewing Company