About the Guild

The Utah Brewers Guild is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade organization founded to provide a unified voice for Utah craft breweries and to help promote and educate its members and the local community regarding craft beer and the craft beer industry.

The mission of the Utah Brewers Guild is to promote and protect the interests of Utah Craft Brewers.

  • The Utah Brewers Guild (UBG) is a 501(c)6 organization comprised of Utah craft brewery members.
  • UBG members stand for the responsible enjoyment of quality, locally produced craft beer.
  • Local craft breweries excel at making 3.2 ABV (alcohol by volume) beer, and also produce higher ABV beer sold in retail establishments and through the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (UDABC). UBG members have built their businesses on creating excellent beer within the mandates of current Utah laws.

Economic Impact of Craft Brewing in Utah

  • UBG Members employ approximately 5,000 Utahns in full-time and part-time positions, with employment opportunities for a breadth of educational levels and backgrounds.
  • The craft beer industry contributes $450 million to the Utah economy each year.
  • The UBG is closely tied to the tourism industry, with thousands of tourists experiencing the high quality of Utah craft beer each year.
  • UBG members are connected to the Utah manufacturing, retail, restaurant, and hotel industries.
  • UBG members are conscientious of the environmental impact of the industry and strive toward high levels of efficiency in brewing and in business operations.