On Saturday, April 25, the Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG), a nonprofit trade organization for independent craft breweries, hosts a virtual “beerthday party” from 1 until 6 p.m. to celebrate 25 years of craft beer advocacy, education, and public awareness.
The Guild encourages interested parties to pickup/get delivery of your favorite local beer and tune in to hear the wise words from a revered panel of brewers that includes:
- Dave Bergen, Board Chair for the Colorado Brewers Guild and Co-Founder of Joyride Brewing Company
- Neil Fisher, Co-Founder and Head Brewer at WeldWerks Brewing Co.
- Keith Villa, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of CERIA Beverage Inc., Co-Founder and Brewmaster at Donovan Brewing Company and Creator of Blue Moon
- Ska Brewing’s brew crew
- Jonathan Shikes, Beer Writer for Denver Westword and Author of Denver Beer: A History of Mile High Brewing
Due to the COVID pandemic the CBG made the necessary and wise decision to suspend two of their biggest fundraisers, Collaboration Fest and Colorado Pint Day. This event serves as a stellar reminder of just what makes this craft community uniquely special and and why Colorado so deversingly owns the nickname of “the State of Craft Beer.”
Mallory Hodgkin, the local artist behind this year’s Colorado Pint Day design, lends her talents to the party swag with a one-of-a-kind koozie to be mailed out to participants the following week.
Additionally, the CBG also launches a “Colorado Strong” campaign with limited edition t-shirt sales that benefit the guild’s mission to support Colorado breweries.
If you want to show the CBG some love but aren’t able to attend, you can still register and receive your custom koozie or, just continue to buy local beer from your nearby craft breweries to do your part in supporting these businesses during trying times.
For additional information about CBG’s 25th Beerthday Party or their mission, contact Tristan Schmid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*All images courtesy of The Brewtography Project