Yesterday TimCo and I got to participate in the Colorado Brewers Guild’s “Hill Climb” to visit our legislators. It taught us a good deal about what these people are doing on a daily basis (and believe me, getting through the daily paperwork alone it makes starting up a biz seem like eating cupcakes). It was a day that was impressive, entertaining, and educational.
We were under the guidance of Laura Long & Jeff Weist (of Weist Capitol Group), who work with the CBG and who had set up an agenda that allowed us to meet with specific legislators from our respective areas of the state. Despite the lack of politics below, the biggest eye-opener was that if you send your card in, these people representing you will come right out of meetings to clap eyes on you! Colorado: where politicians still work for the people.
The group represented breweries from all over the danged place and it was terrific to put some faces with the great beers we’ve been getting from them up in FoCo.
Here’s the day in pictures.