Colorado Pint Day, sponsored by the Colorado Brewers Guild , CBG, is scheduled to take place Wednesday, April 12 with a record-breaking number of participants in this year’s event.
The statewide event allows fans of craft beer to visit participating breweries to take advantage of special releases and tappings, beer specials and the chance to snag one of the limited edition custom Colorado Pint Day glasses.
The event was founded in 2016 and each year showcases a new design for the pint glasses created by local artists. For every pint glass sold, $1 of will be donated to the Colorado Brewers Guild.
The event has become so popular that other states, such as Idaho and Texas, have started their pint day events.
Weldwerks Brewing Co. at 508 Eighth Ave. in Greeley will once again be one of the more than 200 breweries across the state participating in the 2023 Colorado Pint Day on April 12. (Greeley Tribune file photo)
“When we started this passion project seven years ago, we launched with only 30 or so participating breweries so it’s mind blowing to see how much it has grown,” explained CBG Executive Director Shawnee Adelson. “It’s been so rewarding to watch the ‘State of Craft Beer’ come together to participate and share in the excitement over the years.”
This year’s pint glass design comes courtesy of Anna Long of Norlo Design out of Denver. Long’s design celebrates the road trips around Colorado with a hand-drawn design that showcases all aspects of the state.
“Whether a life-long Coloradan or a first-time visitor, the ‘Great Colorado Road Trip’ provides an unforgettable adventure, with views so breathtaking that you can’t help but roll down your car window and soak them in with the fresh mountain air,” Long wrote about her design on the CBG’s website. “In sunshine or snowfall, our beautiful four-season state offers something for everyone.”
For the past eight years the Colorado Brewers Guild has commissioned local artists to create a unique design for its limited-edition pint glasses celebrating Colorado Pint Day. (Credit/Colorado Brewers Guild)
In addition to a fun new pint glass design, the event is welcoming several new participating breweries to Colorado Pint Day.
The new breweries to the 2023 Colorado Pint Day lineup includes:
Alpine Dog Brewing Company
Colorado Mountain Brewery
Danico Brewing Company
Diebolt Brewing Company
Dillon DAM Brewing
Finkel & Garf Brewing
Hello Brew Co.
Mountain Merman Brewing Company
Oskar Blues Brewery
Public Offering Brewing Co.
Pug Ryan’s Brewery
SomePlace Else Brewery
South Park Brewing
TightKnit Brewing Co.
Trail Life Brewing
Wynkoop Brewing Co.
Of course, fans of Colorado Pint Day can expect to see the old favorites coming back for the event, including Timnath Beerwerks , Verboten Brewing , Cut Rock Brewing Company , Maxline Brewing , Weldwerks Brewing Co. , Snowbank Brewing and Wiley Roots Brewing Company .
Head over to Verboten Brewing and Barrel Project, 127 E. Fifth St. in Loveland, on Wednesday, April 12 to take part in the annual Colorado Pint Day. (Greeley Tribune file photo)
To see a full list of participating breweries, go to http://bit.ly/3qLeWSU .
“If you have a favorite local brewery or are looking to try a new brewery out that’s on your radar, Colorado Pint Day is a great way to support independent and local craft beer,” said Adelson. “So get out there before glasses run out.”
The Colorado Brewers Guild is a nonprofit trade association that strives to “promote, protect and propel” independent craft breweries across the state of Colorado. The nonprofit hosts and supports advocacy, community, education and public awareness events for its more than 400 members.
The design for the 2023 Colorado Pint Day collector pint glasses was created by Denver artist Anna Long of Norlo Design. (Courtesy/Colorado Brewers Guild)
To learn more about Colorado Pint Day and the Colorado Brewers Guild, go to www.coloradobeer.org .
This article was originally published in Greeley Tribune