The Governor highlighted his inauguration by arriving in true brewer style: seated atop a beer wagon from Wynkoop containing kegs of a specialty brew called, of course, Hickenlooper's Inagurale (I get jokes). Not content with giving his former brewery mates the sole honor of serving the inaugural event, the Governor had beer from all corners of the Colorado brewing community on tap at the party. 20 brews in total, all brewed in Colorado, were featured at the event.
(The Governor, pulling up to his inaugural party in they Wynkoop beer wagon. From: Westword)
Regardless of how you view Hick's politics, if you like good beer you have to like the fact that a craft-beer-friendly man is seated in the Governor's mansion. This is a brew-crazy state, and it's only fitting that a man who knows the craft beer industry has his hand in shaping the political future. Here's to ya, Governor Hickenlooper!