Jan 8, 2014 
Press Release
Winning Rep. will receive varietals from losing district

Perlmutter (CO-07) & Peters (CA-52)

Reps. Peters, Perlmutter Highlight Craft Breweries in Friendly Football Wager

Winning Rep. will receive varietals from losing district

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Scott Peters (CA-52) and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) highlighted craft breweries, an industry key to local job growth in both of their districts, while making a friendly wager over this weekend’s NFL Playoff game between the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos. Both Peters and Perlmutter are members of the House of Representative’s Small Brewers Caucus, which raises awareness on issues important to small breweries nationwide.

“I am proud to support the small breweries that are helping to power the economic recovery and job growth not just in San Diego, but in cities and towns across America,” Rep. Peters said. “After the Bolts bring the Lightning to Denver this weekend, I look forward to tasting some of Colorado’s best craft beer.”

"In Colorado, craft beer is as important as water to economic and job growth in our communities," said Perlmutter. "As a Colorado Native, I'm confident the Broncos are going to Sic 'Em when the Pigskin crosses the goal line."

Lightning Brewery

(Lightning Brewery owner and president Jim Crute packing up 'Electrostatic' and 'Double Strike IPA')

Peters is wagering cases of ‘Electrostatic’ and ‘Double Strike IPA’ from Lightning Brewery in Poway, CA. Perlmutter’s wager includes a mixed case with ‘Pigskin Porter’ from Ironworks Brewery in Lakewood, CO, ‘Sic ‘Em! IPA’ from Odyssey Beerworks in Arvada, CO, and ‘Colorado Native’ from AC Golden Brewery in Golden, CO.

Craft Breweries in Colorado’s 7th Congressional District include:

Arvada Beer Company

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co

Barrels and Bottles Brewery

Brewery Rickoli

Colorado Plus Brew Pub

AC Golden

Golden City Brewery

Ironworks Brewery and Pub

Kokopelli Beer Company (coming soon)

Mountain Toad Brewing

Lakewood Brewing Company

Odyssey Beerwerks

Westminster Brewing Company


Craft Breweries in California’s 52nd Congressional District include:

Acoustic Ales Brewery Experiment

Alesmith Brewing Company

Amplified Ale Works

Ballast Point Brewing Company

Callahan’s Pub and Brewery

Coronado Brewing Company

Green Flash Brewing Company

Helms Brewing Company

Hess Brewing Company

Intergalactic Brewing Company

Karl Strauss Brewing Company

La Jolla Brew House

Lightning Brewery

Mission Brewery

Monkey Paw Pub and Brewery

Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company

Pacific Beach AleHouse

Pizza Port, Ocean Beach

Rock Bottom Brewery

Rough Draft Brewing Company

Saint Archer Brewing Co.

Societe Brewing Company

Stone Brewing Pt. Loma

The Beer Company

Wet ‘N Reckless Brewing


Congressman Peters serves the 52nd District of California which covers much of central San Diego County including Poway, Coronado, and large portions of the City of San Diego.

Congressman Perlmutter serves the 7th District of Colorado which covers the northern and western suburbs of the Denver metro area including the communities of Arvada, Commerce City, Edgewater, Federal Heights, Golden, Lakewood, Northglenn, Thornton, Wheat Ridge, and Westminster.