This is a list of Colorado breweries. As of May 22, 2012 there are 1,989 breweries in the U.S. This includes both craft and large non-craft breweries. Brewing companies range widely in the volume and variety of beer produced, ranging from small breweries to massive multinational conglomerates. Colorado is a U.S. state that encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.
Brewing is big business in Colorado. According to the Beer Institute, the state ranked number one in terms of gross beer production, producing over 23,370,848 barrels in 2006. As of 2010, it ranks third in the country in number of brewpubs and craft breweries, ranks first in the nation in gross beer production, and fourth in the number of breweries per capita, according to The Brewers Association and The Beer Institute. Colorado is home to 4 of the top-50 brewing companies in the nation. There are 139 breweries statewide.