John Mitchell

John W. Mitchell has served from sailor to CEO, with stints as a reporter and writer. He is a published writer and award-winning photographer. John is the owner of SnowPack Public Relations in Cedaredge, Colo., and lives with his wife, who—on most days—loves him more than her horse. John is writing his first novel, and if he manages his day right, he can be found in the late afternoon sipping a microbrew and reading a good book.

John's Articles

Kannah Creek Brewing Company

In 1997, Jim Jeffryes quit his job in electronic research, and moved his family to Grand Junction, Colo., to be with extended family and plan a new future in craft beer. In 2005 his dreams were realized with the opening of Kannah Creek Brewing Company. more»

Elysian Brewing Company

Elysian Brewing Company is known for its IPAs, like the best-selling Space Dust seasonal that bites with a pleasant floral finish. The year-round Immortal IPA is a Pacific Northwest favorite that presents with a unique copper color, popping with a nice, bitter IPA greeting and a smooth finish. more»

Growlers on the Prowl

The 64-ounce growler, as well as the emerging 32-ounce “growlet," has become a prominent fixture for both brewery startups, and new craft beer point-of-tap businesses. So prominent in fact, that some states are changing laws to allow growlers to be taken home. more»

C.B. & Potts/Big Horn Brewery

Big Horn Brewing, part of the RAM/C.B. & Potts Restaurant and Brewery Group, just scored a gold medal at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival® for its outstanding Big Horn Hefeweizen. Find out what else has been going on at their Fort Collins, Colo., location from brewer Kirk Lombardi. more»

Bristol Brewing Company

Bristol Brewing's recent move into the former Ivywild Elementary School has allowed them to double their capacity while using 25 percent less gain. Supported by a bakery, deli and butcher, the business have become a community favorite in Colorado Springs, Colo. more»

Two Rascals Brewing Company

Two Rascals Brewing Company's owners/brewers Brandon Frey and Dan Leonardi met on the front lines as firefighters on the Western Slope of Colorado. Fighting fires makes a person thirsty, and the two realized a mutual passion for homebrewing. more»


Since December, 2010, Funkwerks has remained focused on experimentation, while insuring that growth has never exceeded quality. A siason-focused brewery, Funkwerks took home the award for Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. more»