What's Colorado's 'Official' Beer?

The folks at the website Thrillist had this bright idea to come up with the "official" beer from every state. I am sure it was a fun list to make until they got to Colorado. Good luck figuring that out... 

We are known for our beer here. From Coors being born here, to Budweiser having one of their breweries here, and of course all of that great craft beer. But they had to come up with one, and they chose... Coors Banquet. 

Here's why: 

Colorado's a state defined by its craft scene, and it's tempting to designate New Belgium as the official state beer for blazing that trail. But Coors blazed the trail before the craft scene took off, and let's be honest: You can get a great craft beer at any bar in Colorado. You can get a Coors at every single bar in Colorado, period. It's just everywhere, from the slopes to the dives. It's the Rockies in a can, and let's be honest: After a few heavy craft beers, it really hits the spot as a chaser.

Do I agree, no, but it's not my list. So whatever you say, Thrillist. I'll be over here drinking my Fat Tire. 

See the full list here.

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