Colorado Distillers Guild


What is the mission/purpose of the Guild?

  • Promote, in every lawful manner, the common interests of the members and the licensed distilling industry in Colorado;
  • Employ agents to collect information of value to members regarding laws, provisions, directives and orders as may be made by the United States government, the State of Colorado, and the political subdivisions thereof serving the Association, and to circulate such information to the general public;
  • Hold membership in other associations, although the Association shall not be deemed to have approved the action of other associations by such membership, unless the Board of Directors of the Association so approves;
  • Perform such other acts as may be necessary, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, to carry out the purpose of this Association. The Association shall not fix or set the prices and terms upon which the members buy and sell distillates, limit or control the amounts of distillates produced or purchased, boycott customers or suppliers, or allocate markets and customers.

*A complete set of by-laws is available upon request.

Is the Guild Non-Profit?

Yes, we are a 501(c)6 organization.

Who can be a member of the Guild?

  • A Regular Member is a distilling organization or brand that produces a distilled product at a facility in Colorado. The company must produce in Colorado, and hold a DSP.
  • Supporting Sponsorships are for trade people or supplier doing business with the distilling industry or any individual, partnership or corporation in an allied industry or endeavor.
  • Presenting Sponsorships are for  trade people or supplier doing business with the distilling industry or any individual, partnership or corporation in an allied industry or endeavor wanting to be the exclusive sponsor in any given industry (ex glass, software, neutral grain spirit, etc.)

How are dues structured:

The CDG a very small organization, and our resources are severely limited. As much as we do not want to increase the dues burden on our membership, the reality is that we haven’t raised the $350 annual dues since the guild was founded in 2009, during a period where our costs have significantly risen. In an attempt to spread the costs out equitably, we’re following a similar plan to the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA), and other groups, with a tiered dues structure based upon annual proof gallon (PG) production numbers.

From your TTB production reports (line 14) for previous year:

Regular Membership:
0-2000 Annual PG production: $400

2001-20000 Annual PG production: $750

20001 – 50,000 Annual PG production: $1000

>50,000 Annual PG production: $2000

Guild Sponsor:
Presenting Sponsor: $3,500 annual

Partner Sponsor: $2,000 annual

Supporting Sponsor: $750 annual

For more information, contact us. To sign up, register here.  If you would like to renew your membership, renew here.

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