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

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»

Colorado Boy Pub & Brewery

Just down the road from the only stoplight in mountainous Ouray County, Colorado, and right around the corner from the Ridgeway Town Square where the opening scene to True Grit was filmed, you'll find the Colorado Boy Brewery. more»

Revolution Brewing

What do you get when you cross a law school graduate, a diesel mechanic and a certified master gardener? The answer is really good craft beer. It's easy to see that for Mike King, founder, owner and brewmaster at Revolution Brewing in Paonia, Colo., beer is the career path that really gets him jazzed. more»