Video: Craft Beer Takes The Stage At 2012 Democratic National Convention

Craft beer took center stage last night at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) as Bill Butcher; the owner of Alexandria, Virginia-based Port City Brewing spoke on behalf of small business owners in support of President Barack Obama.

“Our President has fought for small business owners and now it’s time to fight for him,” Butcher said.

His brief presentation was preceded by a short video that explained the struggles Butcher faced getting the Port City business off the ground.

While Butcher might have been the only current brewery owner to speak, he was followed by a slightly higher-profile former member of the beer trade, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. Hickenlooper, who started Wynkoop brewery, focused on Colorado’s tough summer and the hard work that went into creating his own company.

Both video clips are below.