Lived in Colorado many years ago. Let's not forget Golden where the Coors Brewery is located. I toured that place several times and the beer was always good. This was before Coors could be bought east of the Mississippi.
I live in Tampa and we have a lot of really awesome breweries around here, including Yuengling. Some of our local brews have won some pretty major awards and the Cigar City Jai Alai has been getting a lot of press lately.