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Holiday Gift Guide

Thoughtful. Experiential. Exceptional. Give the gift of experience -- Of making memories together.

Every year, we work with our team of artisans to curate a list of ideas to express your love and appreciation to everybody in your life. Whether it’s a heartfelt note wrapped around a beer bottle, a beer or wine membership as the gift that gives all year, or the opportunity to partake of an experience shared together, we’re confident you can find something for anybody on your list!

Experiences _____

Whether it’s tickets to paired beer dinner, guided distiller-led whiskey tasting, an interactive cocktail-making class, or a just-educational-enough Sunday (wine) School with Julie, we are firm believers in experience over things. And boy, do we have some experiences for you!

Sunday (wine) School

A weekly wine class (and tasting, of course) with Julie, exploring the grapes, regions, and styles of the entirety of the wine world, targeted from absolute beginner through a moderately-nerdy middle ground

Classes start again in January, 2024

Montana's Cocktail Classes

Join celebrity bartender Montana Horsfall for this monthly class where you’ll explore a new cocktail topic while mastering the techniques to make them yourself!

Whiskey Church

Partnering with the Colorado Spirits Collective, this once-a-month gathering welcomes a new Colorado-based distillery every month for a guided tasting. 

Paired Dinners

Kicking off with WINE || LOVE, a Valentine’s dinner, then our second annual dinner featuring Lockhart Honey Farms, to Bob’s music dinner, the only dinner we know of where each course is paired with music, they’ll continue approximately monthly throughout the year! 


Tickets are available for many of these already to be purchased as gifts, or simply purchase a gift card to be traded in as schedules permit.

Colorado Spirits Church

Handwritten Love Note Bottles _____

Ben, our brewer, has been busy, and we currently have more than 40 unique beer varieties to choose from. On their own, they make great gifts, but we want to help you put that special touch on it! We’ve got a handful of label designs just waiting for your heartfelt, handwritten note. We’ll help you handpick the right bottle, and then you take it over the top!

Bottles are available for purchase in the tasting room during regular hours, but if you’re in a pinch, give us a call, and we can probably have somebody meet you there!

Memberships _____

Local Relic is the O.G. membership in town — like a wine-of-the-month club and a CSA-style farm-share had a baby, you’ll get one bottle each of Ben’s four favorite beers that he made each month. Add to that first-flight-free privileges, first dibs on new special releases, and early access to special events and tastings, and it’s the best deal in town.

Julie, sommelier at Crusade, is excited to bring her own membership program to you, brand new this year! She has the opportunity to taste dozens (sometimes hundreds) of wines a month, and works to source the most interesting, out-of-the-box wines to share with you. You get exclusive discounts on flights and bottles, plus included bottles to help you build out your cellar at home. 

Members of both clubs score invites to our monthly member’s only dinner parties, where you get to meet like minded members of the community while enjoying special dinner offerings from Chef Brent and his team.

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Chef Brent's Dressing _____

You’ve been asking us for months (and asking Brent since 1998!), and we can finally say: “Yes, we do offer the dressing for sale!”

Delight friends and family alike (or hoard it for yourself!) with the first two releases of Chef Brent’s dressings, the famous Smoked Tea Vinaigrette and our Basil Vinaigrette.

They’re only available at The Carter Payne!

Gift Cards _____

And if all else fails, gift cards are always a great idea! They’re good for brunch, dinner, and/or drinks, and can also be exchanged for any of the experiences laid out above.

Wrap it up in a logo’d glass, write a handwritten note on our stationary, or wrap it up with a bottle of beer or wine!

You can get them at the church, or online here!

And as a special treat for making it all the way to the end of this page, use the following coupon codes online: “GCHoliday5” to save $5 off each $50 gift card, or “GCHoliday15” to save $15 off each $100 gift card you purchase!


We say it a lot, but it bears repeating: every dollar you spend is a vote for what you want to see in the world. And from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your support and for another wonderful year!