Brewery

If you are a brewery or brewpub located in Colorado, we hope that you will consider joining the Colorado Brewers Guild today!

Eligibility

  • Have an active TTB Brewer’s Notice. (If you do not have your TTB Brewer’s Notice yet, but are planning to open a brewery in Colorado, you can join as a Brewery in Planning.)
  • Be a craft brewer as defined by the CBG bylaws with a brewery in Colorado.
    • “A craft brewer is a small, and independent brewing company; meaning that it makes less than two million barrels per year and is not a party to a joint venture with or more than twenty-five percent (25%) owned by a beverage alcohol company which does not meet the Association’s written interpretation of a craft brewer.”

Benefits

  • 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.
  • Access to the Colorado craft brewing community through membership meetings throughout the state, informal networking happy hours, and brewery members only Facebook group.
  • Eligibility to join the Brewers Insurance Cooperative of Colorado, a Colorado Brewers Guild initiative to provide breweries with affordable health, property, and casualty insurance options.
  • Option to participate in our events:
  • Colorado Brewers Rendezvous, Colorado Pint Day, Collaboration Fest, and Lake Dillon Beer Fest. *These events are only open to CBG members.*
  • 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). 
  • Option to join a committee or run for the Board of Directors.
  • 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). 
  • Promotional efforts provided through events, social media, traditional media, and fundraisers (where applicable). 
  • Ability to vote in board elections and bylaw changes.
  • Link to membership benefits one-pager for download.

Dues

  • Membership begins the date we process payment and runs for 12 months.
  • All new members pay $300 for their first year and then pay by barrelage in future years.
  • You must pay dues on all products brewed in Colorado bearing your brand, including contracted and AP barrels brewed at other Colorado locations.
    • Per the CBG bylaws “only one Brewery Membership may be held by each individual, firm, corporation or other entity with a separate and distinct Brewers Notice and which is the ultimate owner of the intellectual property rights any given brand family or families…Any group that comprises a single controlled group of brewers in the determination of the Board of Directors will be treated as a single brewer for membership purposes…Any Brewery Member having more than one facility that manufactures craft beer in the state of Colorado shall pay dues based on their combined total Colorado production.”
  • 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 that all applications are reviewed by CBG staff and Board of Directors for approval. Access to the website and member content may not be immediately available after you have completed your application.

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