About the Guild

The Utah Brewers Guild is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade organization made up of Utah's craft breweries. We have 31 member breweries and counting! Our guild promotes and advocates on behalf of Utah's thriving craft beer industry.

The mission of the Utah Brewers Guild is to promote the interests of Utah's craft brewers.

  • The Utah Brewers Guild (UBG) is a 501(c)6 organization comprised of Utah's craft brewers.
  • UBG members stand for the responsible enjoyment of quality, locally produced craft beer.
  • As a non-profit trade organization, we remain committed to supporting the growth of our industry through advocacy, continuing education, and providing member resources. 

Utah Brewers Guild Board of Directors

The Utah Brewers Guild is goverened by a board of directors who serve two-year terms that alternate every year.

Jeremy Ragonese (President) Uinta Brewing

Colby Fisher (Vice-President) Fisher Brewing

Ginger Bowden (Communications Officer) Vernal Brewing Company

Peter Erickson (At-large) Epic Brewing

Ryan Miller, (At-large) SaltFire Brewing

 

Meet the executive director of the Utah Brewers Guild 

ABC 3137Nicole Dicou took over as executive director of the guild in 2018. Her legendary "Black and Tanuary" craft-beer themed party in 2009 cemented her love for sharing her passion for craft beer with others. She's still planning beer events! This summer she led the UBG Fest, an outdoor beer festival and Utah's first-ever all-collaboration beer event.

She creates educational opportunities for folks in all levels of brewing: marketing, manufacturing and management. Her emphasis on collaboration, continuing education and safety lifts up all breweries in Utah. As the craft beer industry in Utah grows, Nicole works with brewers to engage with policymakers on legislative priorities. She's excited about the future of the brewing industry in Utah. It's gaining more fans every day and bringing people together from all corners of our state and beyond.

Nicole Dicou comes from a non-profit management and government background. After graduating from the University of Utah, she worked in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill for former Rep. Jim Matheson. Her previous work at Equality Utah has informed her management, advocacy and event planning know-how.  She lives with her wife and daughter in downtown Salt Lake City. 

 

 

Economic Impact of Craft Brewing in Utah

  • UBG Members employ approximately 12,000 Utahns in full-time and part-time positions, with employment opportunities for a breadth of educational levels and backgrounds. These employees make a median salary of $44,000/year.
  • The craft beer industry contributes $415 million to the Utah economy each year.
  • UBG members are connected to the Utah manufacturing, agricultural, retail, and hospitality industries.
  • UBG's craft brewers are conscientious of the environmental impact of the industry and strive toward high levels of efficiency in brewing and in business operations.
  • Safety is key to the success of our craft brewers. Our safety subcommitee meets regularly to guide our members to the safest outcomes.