03/28/2011 12:16 pm ET Updated May 28, 2011

E-mails: Brewers Pressed Hickenlooper Early On Beer Rules

Hours after John Hickenlooper was sworn in as Colorado's governor Jan. 11, the former microbrewer was already being lobbied by his friends in the craft-beer industry, who wanted him to kill a regulation they thought would hurt small breweries.

And even that evening, Hickenlooper's staff was acting on the complaints.

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