The Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) is a nonprofit trade association with the mission to promote, protect, and propel independent craft breweries in the State of Craft Beer through advocacy, community, education, and public awareness. The majority of the state’s 400+ licensed breweries are members.
Colorado Brewers Guild StaffShawnee Adelson Executive Director
Tristan Schmid Marketing & Events Manager
Colorado Brewers Guild Board Of Directors 2019
|Matt Cutter – Chair||Upslope Brewing|
|Dave Bergen – Vice Chair||Joyride Brewingemail@example.com|
|Tim Myers||Strange Craft Beer|
|Chris Labbe||Periodic Brewing|
|Tommy Bibliowicz – Treasurer||4 Noses Brewing|
|Mike Bristol||Bristol Brewing|
|Carol Cochran – Secretary||Horse & Dragon Brewing|
|Justin Baccary||Station 26 Brewing|
|Dave Cole||Epic Brewing|
Denver - the first brewery in the territory was founded near Cherry Creek. The Rocky Mountain Brewing Company would begin the tradition of what would become Colorado, the state of craft beer. Serving thirsty miners and pioneers seeking their fortune, a Colorado legacy, local beer for local people, was born.
The year before Colorado became a state is important as it represented the high water mark of Colorado brewing before prohibition. Said another way, there were 56 breweries operating, the most at any time before prohibition.
Colorado becomes the 38th state in the Union. The Centennial state is born and has 36 breweries operating producing flavorful ale and lager.
Denver - The state legislature votes to begin prohibition in 1916. There was a failed attempt to exclude beer from the law. Twelve breweries were operating knowing that the end was coming.
Colorado enters prohibition and goes dry.
With the repeal of prohibition, five Colorado breweries emerge to begin brewing once again.
Colorado doubles the number of operating breweries from one to two. Boulder Beer and is issued the 43rd brewing license in the country. The beginning of a flavor revolution takes place.
Denver & Durango - Colorado gets it first two brewpubs, Wynkoop Brewing and Carver Brewing. These two restaurants begin brewing and serving beer produced on the premise to beer lovers seeking flavor and diversity. There are now four breweries in the state.
Boulder - the Colorado Brewers Guild is founded to promote and protect Colorado craft beer. There are 56 breweries operating in the state, the most since 1875.
Colorado sets a new record with 108 breweries operating across the state.
The industry continues to expand with 300 licensed brewers located across the state. From the very large to the very small brewery, Colorado, the state of craft beer continues to evolve.