Brewery In Planning


  • Intends to open a brewery or brewpub in Colorado. 
  • Be based in Colorado and intends to join the CBG as a Brewery Member upon opening of operations.
  • Cannot be owned by a company that brews more than 2 million barrels of beer per year.


  • Membership begins the date we process payment and runs for 12 months.
  • All breweries in planning pay $300 per year until they receive their TTB Brewer’s Notice and a manufacturing or brew pub license issued by the Colorado Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division. When you have both of these, your membership and benefits are upgraded to Brewery, but your dues will not change until the following renewal period. For example: if you produce under 2,000 bbls your first year of operation, your dues the following renewal period will be $400.
  • CBG dues are tax deductible as a business expense, not as a charitable contribution.
    • U.S. law requires businesses to report the lobbying portion of their trade association dues as an after tax expense. We estimate that the portion of your dues that is NOT tax deductible ranges from 20-30%. We will send out a notice at the end of each year with the exact percentage.

Please Note: Brewing in Planning is a non-voting membership. When you receive your TTB Brewer’s Notice and a manufacturing or brew pub license issued by the Colorado Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division, you will become eligible for voting (including board elections).


  • Advocacy and representation at the state capitol and with the state Liquor Enforcement Division (LED) to ensure Colorado’s brewing laws and regulations are fair and equitable.
  • Eligibility to join the Brewers Insurance Cooperative of Colorado, a Colorado Brewers Guild initiative to provide breweries with affordable health, property, and casualty insurance optionsAccess to the Colorado craft brewing community through membership meetings throughout the state, informal networking happy hours, and brewery members only Facebook group.
  • Weekly updates via email with important CBG and industry updates, event registration reminders, educational opportunities, and offers from allied trade partners.
  • Member pricing for our annual trade show and conference, the Colorado Craft Brewers Summit.
  • Access the member dashboard and add up to 99 staff to your account.
  • Brewery profile listed on our website (including logo, pictures and information). *You can choose to not be listed until you open.*
  • Invitations to our membership meetings throughout the state, as well as informal networking happy hours.
  • Access to our brewery members only Facebook group to connect with fellow brewers.
  • Option to join a committee.
  • A Guild logo tin tacker and window cling for your taproom.
  • License to use the State of Craft Beer logo on menus and packaging (signed agreement required). 
  • Link to membership benefits one-pager for download.

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Please note that all applications are reviewed by CBG staff for approval. Access to the website and member content may not be immediately available after you have completed your application.

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