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Colorado Springs & Beer Facts

Colorado Springs is the second largest metropolitan area in Colorado. Colorado Springs has over a quarter million drinking age individuals with a great fondness for quality beer:

  • Total Population, Colorado Springs: 439,886 (2013)
  • Total Population, El Paso County 655,044 (2013)
  • Colorado Springs Population Over 21: 300,754 (2011)
  • Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores in Colorado Springs Metropolitan Area: 127 (2012)
  • Drinking Places in El Paso County: 95 (2012)
  • Average U.S. Per Capita Annual Beer Consumption: 28.2 gallons (2012)
  • Average Colorado Annual Beer Consumption over 21: 30 gallons (our state just has better beer than most)
  • Craft breweries in the U.S.: 2,347 (2012)
  • Breweries in Colorado: 376 (2014)
  • Breweries in Pike Peak Region: 16
  • Colorado ranks 4th with one brewer for every 21,277 people over 21 in the state (Oregon is first)

Beer Drinker Quotes

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

— Benjamin Franklin

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Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of the hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, “It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.

— Babe Ruth

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24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case.  Coincidence?  I think not.

— Stephen Wright or H.L. Mencken

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Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer.  Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.

— Dave Barry

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Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.
–Dave Barry

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BEER: HELPING UGLY PEOPLE HAVE SEX SINCE 3000 BC!!!

— W.C. Fields

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Remember “I” before “E”, except in Budweiser.

— Professor Irwin Corey

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To some it’s a six-pack, to me it’s a Support Group.

— Leo Durocher

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Don’t bother drinking beer on a cloudy day…it’s a waste.

Don’t go drinking beer before a yoga class…neither the beer nor the yoga end up sitting well.

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You can’t be in a real country unless you have a beer and an airline — it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.

— Frank Zappa

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“He was a wise man who invented beer.”

–Plato

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“Time is never wasted when you’re wasted all the time.”
–Catherine Zandonella

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If God had intended us to drink beer, He would have given us stomachs.
–David Daye

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People who drink light “beer” don’t like the taste of beer; they just like to pee allot.”
–Capital Brewery, Middleton, WI

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Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.
–Kaiser Wilhelm

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Son, a good beer is like a good woman. It looks nice. It smells nice and you would step over your own mother to get one.
–Homer Simpson

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I would kill everyone in this room for a drop of sweet beer.
–Homer Simpson

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All right, brain, I don’t like you and you don’t like me – so let’s just do this and I’ll get back to killing you with beer.
–Homer Simpson

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They who drink beer will think beer.
–Washington Irving

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Everyone needs to have something to believe in.  I believe I’ll have another beer!
–Unknown

A Philosophical Tale

A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, rocks about 2″ in diameter. He then asked the students if the jar was full? They agreed that it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The students laughed.

The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. “Now,” said the professor, “I want you to recognize that this is your life. The rocks are the important things – your family, your partner, your health, and your children – things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car. The sand is everything else – the small stuff. “If you put the sand into the jar first, there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical check-ups. Take your partner out dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal. Take care of the rocks first – the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

But then, a student then took the jar, which the other students and the professor agreed was full, and proceeded to pour in a glass of beer. Of course the beer filled the remaining spaces within the jar making the jar truly full.

The moral of this tale is: No matter how full your life is, there is always room for BEER