If you are a brewery or brewpub located in Colorado, we hope that you will consider joining the Colorado Brewers Guild today!
Have an active TTB Brewer’s Notice and a manufacturing or brew pub license issued by the Colorado Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division. (If you do not have both of these 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.”
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.
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 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.
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 is usually 30%. We will send out a notice at the end of each year with the exact percentage.
Access to the website and member content will not be immediately available after you have completed your application, all applications are reviewed by CBG staff and you will receive a welcome email when you are approved (generally within 48 hours).