Photo Cred: Ian Steele
It’s that time of year again, where people in Colorado pretend that they have a more concrete excuse to drink craft beer than any other given day. That is to say that it can be quite difficult to not stop for a pint when there’s a craft brewery on every corner. One glorious day every year, breweries across the Centennial State band together to sell a specially designed pint glass filled with their beer in support of the Colorado Brewers Guild. $1 from every pint glass sold at participating breweries goes back to the guild. This year, Colorado Pint Day falls on July 29th, which means that by the time you read this, it’ll already have happened. Bummer, because that means the glasses are all gone.
This year’s glass design can be found at the CBG website under the Pint Day tab. This year’s eye-catching graphic was designed by Mallory Hodgkin, whose lively and dynamic artwork can be found here. The graphic features a Bighorn Sheep in a classic nature-forward backdrop, described by the Brewers Guild website as “…quintessential Colorado setting: mountains, rivers, a tent and campfire, hiking boots, and the omnipresent sun.”
Some well-known breweries from the state are participating this year, including Fueled Fam Favorite Weldwerks Brewing Co. Notable Denver-area breweries include 4 Noses, Black Shirt Brewing, Crooked Stave, Odell Brewing, Station 26, and more. In southern Colorado, participating breweries include Goat Patch Brewing, Cerberus Brewing, Fossil Craft Beer, Pikes Peak Brewing, Tommyknocker Brewing, and more.
Pricing and availability is at brewery discretion, and all participating breweries are bound to state distancing guidelines.