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- Nano vs Micro vs Brewpub: Choose the Right Brewery Size for Your Business The dream is alive, the dream is real, building a brewery and becoming King of the Castle, Queen of the Court. I’m the first to stand up on my chair and shout it out, if… Continue Reading
- Can You Really Start a Nano Brewery in Your Garage? Nano breweries are defined as any commercial operation producing from 10 US gallons per batch up to 3 bbls. There are hundreds across the US. They help dreams become realities and, in some cases, lead… Continue Reading
- 9 Ways To Improve Cash Flow and Cut Costs for Your Brewery NOW Allow me to make the understatement of the era. Covid-19 has been a difficult time for breweries. Business has changed, meta morphed and regretfully many closed. Others hang on, albeit by the skin of their… Continue Reading
- 13 of the Proven Most Effective Beer Marketing Tactics Marketing can mean the rise and fall of small business. We want it to mean the rise of yours. It is a rocky road and beyond multi-faceted. Through our experience on the ground and in-depth… Continue Reading
- Do You Need a Distributor for Your Brewery? Can You Self-Distribute? One of the best things and worst things about the US is its 50 states, with thousands of counties and a multitude of laws specific to each. There is individualism, character, and what one brewery… Continue Reading
- 10 Common Problems Pro Brewers Encounter And How To Fix Them The minute one steps into a pro brewery, the feeling is palpably different from the homebrew set-up. Everything is steel, there is a physical plant, creating steam or cooling to sub-zero temperatures. 5 – 30… Continue Reading
- How Do You Scale Your Homebrew to Professional Recipes? Many of you have fulfilled the dream, procured financing, written a bullet-proof business plan (right?), and are in the process of building your brewery. There are recipes waiting in the wings that have delighted friends,… Continue Reading
- How Do We Make Our Beers Stand Out in a Crowded Market? That is the question many are asking now, the calamitous events of 2020 aside. With over 7,000 craft brewers in America now, this is a huge, and not least of the puzzles, a new or… Continue Reading
- How to Make a (Good) Microbrewery Business Plan First there is the dream. Then comes the most important question that is rarely asked. How important is a business plan to pro brewing? A solid business plan is the most consequential facet of any… Continue Reading
- How To Start a Brewery Business in 2022: 12 Steps to Your Dream Coming True I had the good fortune to brew professionally for 10 years, founding 2 breweries in Asheville, NC: Green Man and French Broad Brewing Company. They were founded in 1997 and 2001 respectively. I grew them… Continue Reading
- Are Branding and Labels Important in Starting a New Beer Venture? This is a resounding yes! I will stand and shout it from the mountaintops. Branding and labels are everything. If they were cars, they would correlate with make and model. A strong brand identity defines… Continue Reading
- Is the Microbrewery Business Profitable? (Tables & Stats Included) With 7,000+ breweries in the United States all signs would point to…yes! Yes, if it is planned with precision, forethought, and a strong team. No, if it is hastily thrown together because a homebrewer had… Continue Reading
- How Much Space Is Needed for a Brewery? (Real-Life Examples) I built two breweries in my time. One was Green Man in Asheville, at 367 square feet or so, plus 120+ of walk-in. It was a small brew-pub system. The other was French Broad Brewing… Continue Reading
- 8 Ways to Raise Money to Start a Brewery Starting a brewery is hard work and serious business. It takes two primary things, money and talent. One without the other will get you nowhere fast. Are you a Master Homebrewer, ready for a second… Continue Reading
- 6 Differences Between Home Brewing and Commercial Brewing As evidenced by the 7,000 + extant breweries in the US right now, many homebrewers and enthusiasts have gone strictly commercial. Here are 6 things differences between home brewing and commercial brewing to consider. Sharing… Continue Reading
- How Much Does It Cost to Start a Microbrewery? Building a commercial brewery is a noble and exciting endeavor. For many, it is a dream they feel ready to realize. But starting a microbrewery isn’t cheap and easy. I founded two breweries in Asheville,… Continue Reading
- Microbrewery Equipment List: All You Need to Get Started If you are really passionate about homebrewing and want to consider starting your own business, I offer an overview on how to get started with your own microbrewery. There are two types, brewpubs and microbreweries.… Continue Reading