02/06/2012 03:18 pm ET

Colorado's Brewing Industry From 2,000 Feet: A Primer (VIDEO)

KDVR recently aired a 20-minute segment examining the various roles craft beer plays in Colorado. Nearly a year in the making, "Colorado: The Beer State" doesn't reveal much most Coloradans don't already know about microbrew, but it's a great 2,000 foot perspective of an industry we're proud to support.

Featuring interviews with craft beer luminaries, including John Hickenlooper and the heads of several Colorado breweries, it's worth blocking out 20 minutes for some cheerleading of a local industry.

According to the Colorado Brewers Guild, the beer industry has an estimated economic impact on the Colorado economy of more than $18.5 billion.