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Boulder Beer Co. inks new distribution deal

Boulder Beer said in October they would stop distribution but that's not longer the case after a new deal was reached.

BOULDER, Colo. — Colorado’s oldest craft beer company has avoided the end of sales beyond the taproom with a new distribution deal.

The Daily Camera reported Boulder Beer Co. has announced it reached an agreement with Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. to continue distributing Boulder Beer products around the country.

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Sleeping Giant of Denver will take over brewing, packaging, shipping, distribution, sales, and marketing for retail operations. Company officials say the deal was reached in time to ensure there will be no lag in retail availability.

Boulder Beer is celebrating its 40th anniversary, but two weeks ago believed it was shipping the last cases of beer.

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The company announced in October it was scaling back business to only offer beer at its taproom in the city 28 miles (45 kilometers) northwest of Denver.

Information from Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/ 

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