Press Release: Colorado Brewers Guild Celebrates 21st Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous on July 8th

DENVER - June 21, 2017 - The 21st Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous will take place in Riverside Park in Salida, Colorado on Saturday, July 8th. Enjoy more than 300 samplings from more than 75 Colorado breweries, while surrounded by soaring mountains and the Arkansas River. 

“Our members look forward to the Rendezvous more than any other CBG event,” said Steve Kurowski of the Colorado Brewers Guild. “This weekend is about business and drinking beer. Not only do attendees get to enjoy a great beer selection and interact with brewery owners, but the festival backdrop is jaw dropping.” 

The Colorado Brewers Rendezvous was created out of a need and a location;the Colorado Brewers Guild needed a place to gather and conduct an annual membership meeting.  In 1995, Salida created the Salida Beer Festival and the brewers thought they could gather for the membership meeting and attend the festival the same weekend. The Salida Chamber and the brewers thought it would be a good idea to continue this tradition year after year, and now 21 years later,Salida s still home to this gathering. In 1996, the festival changed to the Colorado Brewers Rendezvous and became a dual fundraiser for both the chamber and the CBG. 

Participating breweries include: 105 West Brewing Co, 4 Noses Brewing, Avery Brewing Co., Barrels & Bottles Brewery, Black Bottle Brewery, Black Shirt Brewing Co, LLC, Bonfire Brewing, Boulder Beer, Brewery Rickoli LTD, Bristol Brewing Company, C.B & Potts, Cannonball Creek Brewing Company, Caution Brewing Co., Cerberus Brewing Co., Cerebral Brewing, Chain Reaction Brewing, CO-Brew, Comrade Brewing Company, Crestone, Crooked Stave, Crow Hop Brewing Co., Ltd., Dillon Dam Brew,, Dry Dock Brewing Co., Durango Brewing Co, Eddyline Brewing, Elevation Beer Company, Epic Brewing Company, FATE Brewing Company, Fermaentra, Florence Brewing Company, Fossil Craft Beer Company, Gordon Biersch, Gravity Brewing, Great Divide Brewing Co., Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, Grist Brewing Company, Horse & Dragon Brewing Company, Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery, Joyride Brewing Company, Kokopelli Beer Company, Left Hand Brewing Company, Liquid Mechanics Brewing, Living The Dream Brewing, Moonlight Brewery and Pizza, Odd13 Brewing Inc, Odell Brewing Company, Odyssey Beerwerks, Oskar Blues Brewery, Our Mutual Friend Brewing, Ouray Brewery, Pagosa Brewing, Periodic Brewing, Phantom Canyon, Pikes Peak Brewing Co., Pug Ryan's Brewing Company, Ratio Beerworks, Resolute Brewing Co., Riff Raff Brewing Co., San Luis Valley Brewing Company, Sanitas Brewing Company, Ska Brewing, Smiling Toad Brewery, Soulcraft Brewing, Station 26 Brewing Co., Steamworks Brewing Co., Storm Peak Brewing Company, Strange Craft, Telluride Brewing Company, Three Barrel Brewing Co., Upslope Brewing Co., Ute Pass Brewing Company, Vail Brewing Company, Very Nice Brewing Company, Wibby Brewing, Wild Woods Brewery, Wit's End Brewing Company, Wonderland Brewing Company, and Zwei Brewing Co.

“Partnering with the Guild makes for a dynamic team, and together we showcase the talent of Colorado craft brewers, plus host one of the best parties in the state,” said Lori Roberts of the Salida Chamber of Commerce. “Be our guests, enjoy the Rendezvous and explore all that there is to do in this wonderful place called Salida.”

Tickets start at $40 and are on sale now at  

About the Colorado Brewers Guild

The Colorado Brewers Guild is a non-profit trade association representing Colorado craft breweries and brewpubs. CBG is dedicated to the improvement of business conditions and is an advocate for its members. CBG sponsors a variety of beer events each year designed to increase the awareness and appreciation of Colorado brewed beer. Board members include: Brad Lincoln (Funkwerks Brewing Company), Brian O’Connell (Renegade Brewing Company), Chris Wright (Pikes Peak Brewing Company), Eric Wallace (Left Hand Brewing Company), Kim Jordan (New Belgium Brewing Company), Kristen Muraro (Ska Brewing Company), Matt Cutter (Upslope Brewing Company), Mike Bristol (Bristol Brewing Company). Tim Myers (Strange Brewing Company), Tony Simmons (Pagosa Springs Brewing and Grill), and Wynne Odell (Odell Brewing Company). For more information about the Guild, visit


Salida Chamber of Commerce

The Salida Chamber of Commerce is an association of businesses organized to encourage a strong local economy. By partnering with other organizations, they are able to expand their members’ reach and tap into new avenues of support on their behalf. Incorporated as a 501c6 in 1928, the “Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce”, refers to the twelve 14,000-foot peaks that dominate their landscape.