Preserving Brewing History

Preserving Brewing History

COLORADO’S CRAFT BREWING INDUSTRY is still young; pioneer Odell Brewing just celebrated its 25th anniversary. However, today’s breaking news is tomorrow’s history, and the Agricultural and Natural Resources Archive at CSU’s Morgan Library is now collecting materials that tell the story of the birth and growth of modern brewing.

In addition to correspondence – letters and emails-related to starting or expanding a company and showing the costs, accomplishments, challenges, and rewards of building a brewing operation. The archivists are looking for photographs, publicity brochures and posters, memorabilia, labels, tap handles, drink coasters, advertisements, news clippings, business plans and financial reports, brewing schedules, and other items that document this history.

Materials do not need to be “old” to be placed in the archive. Current items will be of great interest to brewers, historical researchers, and enthusiasts of the future – if they have been preserved.

Anyone interested in contributing should email archivist Linda Meyer, linda.meyer@colostate.edu or call 970.491.4692.

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