Top six Colorado drinks/liquids Hickenlooper should promote instead of fracking fluid
3) Rocky Mountain Spring Water
For guaranteed germ-free spring water, try the Brown Palace, which has its own artesian well.
2) Bong water
Yes, fracking fluid is an unfortunate byproduct of Colorado's booming oil and gas business. Thanks to Amendment 64, this state is about to see even more green coming from recreational marijuana use...which often includes the unfortunate byproduct of bong water. It won't get you high and it doesn't taste good -- but it's got to be better for you than fracking fluid.
For that matter, maybe the gas business should consider using it for fracking fluid.
1) Craft Beer
John Hickenlooper was an unemployed geologist when he got the idea of opening Colorado's first brewpub, recruiting a handful of dreamers to create the Wynkoop Brewing Co., which opened in LoDo in 1988 -- not only helping to revitalize that part of town, but jump-starting an entire industry that today boasts close to a hundred craft-brewers across the state. Beer still remains Hick's drink of choice, as he wrote to supporters after the frack flap: "Despite what you might have heard, I much prefer drinking beer to frack fluid" (full letter below).
And while at the Wynkoop, don't miss Patty's Chile Beer -- created when the Westword office was located across the street.
Continue to read a Hickenlooper letter about fracking fluid.