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Aurora is about 350 miles from the Gold King Mine disaster in southwest Colorado, but several local brewers are chipping in tonight to help out. Aurora’s Coda Brewing Co., is joining six other brewers — including east Denver’s Comrade Brewing Co., Caution: Brewing Co. and Station Twenty Six Brewing Co. — for an Animas River […]

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In this Thursday, July 30, 2015, photo, Alan Kropf, left, director of education, shoots an educational video of distiller Kevin Aslan, at the Anchor Distilling Company in San Francisco. Anchor Distilling Company has a fully-equipped studio churning out podcasts, documentaries and other digital messages aimed directly at consumers. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

“We’re in the most innovative time in human history,” says Alan Kropf, director of education at Anchor Distilling Co. in San Francisco. “It’s created really exciting opportunities for a small player like Anchor Distilling Co. to scale and really get a share of the national conversation. We are much louder than we should be for a company our size.”

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Mu Brewery

The 11th Annual Hops for Habitat event benefiting Aurora’s Plains Conservation Center has become not just a place to get a taste of great craft brews, but the sole event in Aurora that brings just about every craft brewer in the southeast metro area to one place.

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A poured glass of original Downeast Cider is seen at the home office of the Downeast Cider House Friday, July 24, 2015, in Boston. The company expects to produce 17,000 barrels of cider this year, more than doubling overall production compared to last year. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

“There were two different types. The melted Jolly Ranchers, mass produced ciders,” Mosher said recently of ciders that tend to be candy sweet. “On the other side were small craft producers emulating old English ciders, dry ciders. So we decided to make a hard cider that tasted like fresh apples.”

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Lyssa Walborn, employee, pours a Colorado Freedom Memorial Ale on June 29 at Dry Dock Brewery in Aurora. (Heather L. Smith/The Aurora Sentinel)

As the week winds down, there’s plenty happening in Aurora for beer drinkers looking for a sudsy weekend. • The Hops For Habitat Brewfest is set for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E, Hampden Ave. Tickets for this brew-filled shindig on the city’s eastern edge — proceeds […]

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