John Hickenloop, the current Governor of Colorado and a founding member of Wynkoop Brewing Co. in Denver, CO, has made huge contributions both to the brewing industry and to the city of Denver’s LoDo (lower downtown) region. Word has it that he may be a candidate for the next vice presidency. Once politicians start buying us beer to vote for them, I’ll take it a bit more seriously. Hmmm… did I just come up with the best campaign idea since pre-prohibition?
Anyway, here’s a quirky little slideshow outlining how he got to where he is today.
And just for good measure, here’s a separate article by the NY Times about how awesome the Denver craft brewing scene has become – no doubt, due in large to the early efforts of Hickenloop.