Save April 7 on your calendar — that’s the day Colorado will celebrate Colorado Pint Day. The Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG), a nonprofit trade organization, will host the event. One dollar from each pint glass sold will be donated to CBG.
This year’s theme is “Catch a Pint” and features art from Colorado-based designer Brooks Engel of Nowhere Land Supply’s. The creative concept will be printed on a 16-ounce Libby Willi Becher glass. Engel’s passion for the outdoors and wildlife can be seen throughout the design.
“On top of the fish being the focal point, I wanted to incorporate beer and other outdoor imagery, so the addition of the tap handles and fishing reels, as well as the mountains, trees and tent, gave it an overall Colorado feel,” says Engel. “I also played with the idea of day and night on each side of the glass, so it wasn’t a complete reflection on each side.”
Colorado Pint Day is a tradition that has reach cult-level status with the sale of limited-edition pint glasses at participating breweries. During the COVID-19 pandemic, CBG lobbied to keep Colorado craft breweries afloat. This fundraiser is a way to support local, independent craft beers. CBG’s mission is to promote and protect its members through advocacy, education and public awareness.
“Breweries and beer are a big part of the Colorado lifestyle, and it has always been a bucket list project of mine to work on beer can and pint designs,” says Engel. “Colorado Pint Day glasses have become almost an exclusive collector’s item, so being the person who created the artwork for this year is an awesome experience and I am stoked to be a part of it.”
A list of participating breweries will be released soon.