These two operations in Colorado were recently awarded as the best in their fields by the Colorado Manufacturing Association.

One of our radio stations recently won Major Market Radio Station of the Year from the Colorado Broadcasters Association, so we know what it's like to be recognized for your efforts.

The Colorado Manufacturing Association held their 7th annual awards presentations in three categories: Achievement, and Consumer and Industrial manufacturing, in early April of 2022. Though it's not clear what the judges may have been looking for when selecting which nominees were more deserving, one Colorado craft brewer and one Colorado winery rose to the top.

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Nominees for Craft Brewer of the Year:

  • Crooked Stave - Denver
  • Denver Beer Company - Denver
  • Holidaily Brewing Company - Golden
  • Sanitas Brewing Company - Boulder


Hoildaily Brewing is 100% committed to gluten-free.

The concept behind Holidaily Brewing Company is driven by a personal understanding and a passion to provide those with Celiac diagnosis, gluten sensitivity or any interest in trying a tasty gluten-free craft beer, a guaranteed safe, delicious beer to enjoy.

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 Nominees for Winery of the Year

  • atōst - Golden
  • Carboy Winery - Littleton
  • Sauvage Spectrum - Palisade

WINNER - Sauvage Spectrum

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Sauvage Spectrum strives for sustainability throughout their processes. From their head Winemaker:

In the winery, we view sustainability directly as a reduction of wastefulness. The metrics by which we are measured are Environmental Soundness, Economical Feasibility, and Social Equality.

We started by eliminating highly corrosive chemicals in our cleaning processes. For example, utilizing steam to clean and sanitize a barrel, rather than a series of various chemicals to get the same job done. Our sanitizing solution used for stainless steel tank cleaning is a “no-rinse” and air dries on the surface to help save thousands of gallons of rinse water down the drain.

Great job, Gang!

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