On Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Colorado Brewers Guild hosted its annual Hill Climb in Denver, Colo. Fifty brewers representing 28 breweries met with over 30 state legislators, as well as representatives from other state trade associations and federal staffers to discuss the impact of Colorado brewers on the state’s economy.
In light of a growing and competitive market, participants also focused on the defense of taprooms, including the rights to self-distribute, sell beer for off- and on-premise consumption, and open additional tasting rooms through wholesaler licenses.
CBG members also advocated for legislation making it easier for brewpubs with multiple locations to sell their own beer “to go,” regardless of the site of production. The day concluded with a legislative reception for legislators and their staffers.
Next Up for the Colorado Brewers Guild
CBG Presents Colorado Craft Beer Week March 16-23
Colorado’s breweries will celebrate the state of craft beer at the seventh annual Colorado Craft Beer Week (CCBW), March 16-23, 2019. From Collaboration Fest, to Colorado Pint Day, to a new blind tasting event called The Big Reveal, Colorado Craft Beer Week is a celebration that Colorado beer lovers will not want to miss.
Colorado Craft Beer Week will kick off on March 16 with the sixth annual Collaboration Fest at the Hyatt Regency Denver. Collaboration Fest is the original craft beer collaboration festival that showcases the collaborative nature of the craft beer industry. Featuring 100+ beer projects from breweries large and small, this festival shows how unique and radical the craft beer industry is by highlighting how they work together.
All CCBW events will be posted on coloradobeer.org.