A Brewer s Guide to Opening a Nano Brewery

Author: Dan Woodske
Publisher: Dan Woodske
ISBN: 9781470087968
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Genre: Business & Economics

"Dan Woodske owns and operates a successful and growing nano brewery, the Beaver Brewing Company in Pennsylvania. He wants to share his experience and know-how with you. From licensing to buying brewery equipment, every aspect of running your nano-brewery is covered by someone that actually does it."--P. [4] of cover.

A Brewer s Guide to Opening a Nano Brewery

Author: Dan Woodske
Publisher: Dan Woodske
ISBN: 9781470087968
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Genre: Business & Economics

"Dan Woodske owns and operates a successful and growing nano brewery, the Beaver Brewing Company in Pennsylvania. He wants to share his experience and know-how with you. From licensing to buying brewery equipment, every aspect of running your nano-brewery is covered by someone that actually does it."--P. [4] of cover.

The Brewers Association s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery

Author: Dick Cantwell
Publisher: Brewers Publications
ISBN: 9781938469077
Release Date: 2013-05-15
Genre: Cooking

Starting a successful brewery takes more than heart. The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery delivers essential industry knowledge to brewers aspiring to chart their own course. While America’s craft beer renaissance continues, emphasis must remain on producing the highest quality beer—or the success of the entire industry is jeopardized. This comprehensive guide will help you plan and open a thriving, quality-oriented brewery. It reviews everything that matters, from site selection and branding to regulatory requirements, flooring choices and equipment considerations. Industry veteran Dick Cantwell of Elysian Brewing adeptly covers ingredients, financing, business plans, quality assurance, distribution, wastewater, sustainability practices and more, for prospective brewpub and packaging brewery owners alike. Cantwell walks the reader through the planning and execution required to turn craft brewing dreams into reality.

Brewing Up a Business

Author: Sam Calagione
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111806187X
Release Date: 2011-01-19
Genre: Business & Economics

Updated business wisdom from the founder of Dogfish Head, the nation's fastest growing independent craft brewery Starting with nothing more than a home brewing kit, Sam Calagione turned his entrepreneurial dream into a foamy reality in the form of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, one of America's best and fastest growing craft breweries. In this newly updated Second Edition, Calagione offers a deeper real-world look at entrepreneurship and what it takes to operate and grow a successful business. In several new chapters, he discusses Dogfish's most innovative marketing ideas, including how social media has become an integral part of the business model and how other small businesses can use it to catch up with bigger competitors. Calagione also presents a compelling argument for choosing to keep his business small and artisanal, despite growing demand for his products. Updated to offer a more complete look at what it takes to keep a small business booming An inspiring story of renegade entrepreneurialism and the rewards of dreaming big, working hard, and thinking unconventionally Shows how to use social media to reach new customers and grow a business For any entrepreneur with a dream, Brewing Up a Business, Second Edition presents an enlightening, in-depth look at what it takes to succeed on their own terms.

The Brewers Association s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery

Author: Ray Daniels
Publisher:
ISBN: CORNELL:31924104845932
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

For over 25 years, fresh flavourful beer has powered the growth of craft brewing in the United States. Along the way thousands who love great beer have started their own breweries and created thriving businesses. Now the Brewers Association, the national association for small brewers, tells you how to follow in the footsteps of these successful entrepreneurs. Written by industry veterans from every part of the country and every type of brewery, this text delivers the essential industry insight needed by aspiring brewers. In section one, individual brewers tell their stories of success -- and the lessons they leaned the hard way! Section two covers the ingredients and equipment of professional brewing so you can speak knowledgeably with brewmasters and suppliers. Section three delves into the marketing techniques used by both brewpubs and packaging craft breweries to help you to decide which business model to pursue. Finally section four covers finances including a sample business plan and essential operating data from current Brewers Association member breweries.

So You Want to Start a Brewery

Author: Tony Magee
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781556526060
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Cooking

In 1993, Tony Magee, who had foundered at every job he'd ever had, decided to become the founder of a brewery. So You Want to Start a Brewery? is the thrilling first-person account of his gut-wrenching challenges and heart-warming successes. Based in Petaluma, California, the Lagunitas Brewing Company makes simple and flavorful craft beer that defies categorization. The same could be said for this book. Equal part memoir, narrative, and business story, with liberal dashes of pop culture and local color, this illuminating yet hilarious account of a one-of-a-kind made-in-America journey just happens to culminate with the success of one of the nation's most popular craft beer brands. In twenty years, Lagunitas has grown from a seat-of-the-pants one-man operation to be the fifth largest—and the fastest-growing—craft brewer in the United States. So You Want to Start a Brewery? is a look behind the curtain rather than a simple business story. It's unglamorous and full of hilarious digressions, but it's never afraid to mess with the nuts and bolts. Devoted to details but never boring, this is a must-read for all who have considered starting their own business—or have sweated blood working to get one on its feet. Told in the vibrant voice of the man closest to the process—and with the most to lose—this illuminating volume should quench the thirst of anyone who has ever tried a Lagunitas beer. Tony Magee is the founder and CEO of the Lagunitas Brewing Company. He lives in Marin County, California.

Brewery Operations Manual

Author: Tom Hennessy
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780578143743
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Genre:

Learn how to open & run a successful brewery. This Brewery Operations Manual is a complete ""to do"" list that will guide you through the maze of events necessary to open your own brewery without spending the family fortune. This is real nuts and bolts stuff. Within the three steps you'll learn how to: *Save money so less is needed *Pick the type of locations that will save you time and money *Piece together a brewery for a fraction of the cost of a turn-key system *Follow an easy bookkeeping system to track your business in real time *Utilize a kick-ass business system to run your brewery Tom Hennessy is the owner of Colorado Boy Pub & Brewery. It is his sixth brewery over the past 18 years. He is the creator of Frankenbrew, a cult classic 1995 video on how to build inexpensive breweries. Tom reaches an Immersion course on how to open breweries. Information at www.coloradoboy.com

Start Your Own Microbrewery Distillery Or Cidery Your Step By Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur Media, Inc
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 9781599185651
Release Date: 2015-06-26
Genre: Business & Economics

Entrepreneur Press has partnered with Zester Media and its network of experienced journalists and authors to deliver an in-depth review of the craft brew industry, paired with telling facts and statistics for those considering starting, running, and growing a successful craft brewery or distillery. Readers are guided by real stories from craftspeople who share the details, secret ingredients, and special equipment that create a formula for success. They learn how to: analyze the industry with market research and identify a niche; calculate startup costs, secure funding, find the right equipment, and develop a solid business plan that promotes growth; abide by industry standards while complying with state and federal legislation, laws, and taxes; determine overhead fees, payroll, and price points, as well as business, personal, and consumption taxes; find, hire, and keep the perfect team; develop invaluable relationships with distributors, retailers, and restaurants; use low-cost online and offline marketing tactics; create promotions and gain a following through social media. The 20+ companies profiled include: Greenstar Brewery in Chicago, Rolling Meadows in rural Illinois, Leopold Brothers Distillery in Denver, Anchor Brewing in San Francisco, and Widow Jane and Cacao Prieto Distillery in Red Hook, NY.

True Beer

Author: Timothy Sprinkle
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781634506434
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Genre: Cooking

In the 1970s and ’80s, the brewing industry shifted was from large corporate suppliers to smaller, independent “microbrewers,” typified by producers such as the Boston Beer Company and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Today, the market is going even smaller—with tiny, independent brewers setting up shop in neighborhood brew houses nationwide, focusing on crafting unique, flavorful brews specifically for their extremely local clientele. The reality is that beer is in the midst of a renaissance in this country, driven by a new class of these dedicated craft “nanobrewers” and growing communities of drinkers looking for something more from their daily brew—something higher-quality, more unique, more local. These microbrewers rent out small spaces or buy industrial equipment to install in their garages. They’re accountants, middle-school teachers, and plumbers who are passionate about beer and who dedicate their free time to producing three or so barrels of their own brew at a time. They sell their bottles to close friends and gift it to family members for birthdays and holidays. They enjoy what they do and they’re proud of their product. What’s it like inside these small-time brewing operations? What happens behind the scenes? What goes into making high-end craft beer on a small scale? True Beer takes an on-the-ground look at the ultra-small side of the craft brewing movement from the inside out by profiling a number of independent American breweries in detail and using that as a jumping-off point to examine the art and science of brewing, the local farmers and providers behind the scenes, the market itself as well as national trends in nanobrewing, and modern craft beer production. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Beer School

Author: Steve Hindy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118046234
Release Date: 2011-01-31
Genre: Business & Economics

What do you get when you cross a journalist and a banker? A brewery, of course. "A great city should have great beer. New York finally has, thanks to Brooklyn. Steve Hindy and Tom Potter provided it. Beer School explains how they did it: their mistakes as well as their triumphs. Steve writes with a journalist's skepticism-as though he has forgotten that he is reporting on himself. Tom is even less forgiving-he's a banker, after all. The inside story reads at times like a cautionary tale, but it is an account of a great and welcome achievement." —Michael Jackson, The Beer Hunter(r) "An accessible and insightful case study with terrific insight for aspiring entrepreneurs. And if that's not enough, it is all about beer!" —Professor Murray Low, Executive Director, Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, Columbia Business School "Great lessons on what every first-time entrepreneur will experience. Being down the block from the Brooklyn Brewery, I had firsthand witness to their positive impact on our community. I give Steve and Tom's book an A++!" —Norm Brodsky, Senior Contributing Editor, Inc. magazine "Beer School is a useful and entertaining book. In essence, this is the story of starting a beer business from scratch in New York City. The product is one readers can relate to, and the market is as tough as they get. What a fun challenge! The book can help not only those entrepreneurs who are starting a business but also those trying to grow one once it is established. Steve and Tom write with enthusiasm and insight about building their business. It is clear that they learned a lot along the way. Readers can learn from these lessons too." —Michael Preston, Adjunct Professor, Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, Columbia Business School, and coauthor, The Road to Success: How to Manage Growth "Although we (thankfully!) never had to deal with the Mob, being held up at gunpoint, or having our beer and equipment ripped off, we definitely identified with the challenges faced in those early days of cobbling a brewery together. The revealing story Steve and Tom tell about two partners entering a business out of passion, in an industry they knew little about, being seriously undercapitalized, with an overly naive business plan, and their ultimate success, is an inspiring tale." —Ken Grossman, founder, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Beer Lover s Southern California

Author: Kristofor Barnes
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493007264
Release Date: 2014-02-18
Genre: Travel

The Beer Lover's series features regional breweries, brewpubs and beer bars for those looking to seek out and celebrate the best brews--from bitter seasonal IPAs to rich, dark stouts--their cities have to offer. With quality beer producers popping up all over the nation, you don't have to travel very far to taste great beer; some of the best stuff is brewing right in your home state. These comprehensive guides cover the entire beer experience for the proud, local enthusiast and the traveling visitor alike, including information on: - brewery and beer profiles with tasting notes- brewpubs and beer bars- events and festivals- food and brew-your-own beer recipes - city trip itineraries with bar crawl maps- regional food and beer pairings

A Brewers Guide to Opening and Operating a Brewpub

Author: Dan Woodske
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1492983357
Release Date: 2013-10
Genre: Cooking

Dan Woodske is the owner and operator of his own brewpub, Beaver Brewing Company in Beaver Falls Pennsylvania. He didn't go to brewschool, nor did he work at a brewery before he opened the Beaver Brewing Company. Now he owns and brews at a successful brewpub. Being the headbrewer and owner he has worked on every aspect of the brewpub business. He shares his experiences through the development stages, licensing, choosing equipment, hiring staff, and everything else needed to open a successful brewpub

Brew Law 101

Author: Candace L. Moon
Publisher:
ISBN: 0996259503
Release Date: 2015-06-15
Genre:

This comprehensive text deftly explains both the federal and California specific laws governing the manufacture of craft beer. Brew Law 101: California Edition walks the startup craft brewery and breweries-in-planning through every step of the process from business formation and capital raising to location and licensing to labeling and intellectual property to employment law and common craft beer contracts. The original Craft Beer Attorney brings together years of craft beer focused knowledge and expertise to help you successfully navigate the sudsy industry. This book not only includes broad coverage of the legal and practical implications of opening a craft brewery in today's market, but also features helpful checklists and exclusive interviews with California craft beer industry leaders such as Peter Zien of AleSmith Brewing Company, Tom McCormick of the California Craft Brewers Association, and Joyce Turner of Mammoth Brewing Company, to name just a few.

Business for Punks

Author: James Watt
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241972991
Release Date: 2015-11-05
Genre: Business & Economics

BrewDog's co-founder James Watt offers a business bible for a new generation. It's anarchic. It's irreverent. It's passionate. It's BrewDog. Don't waste your time on bullshit business plans. Forget sales. Ignore advice. Put everything on the line for what you believe in. These mantras have turned BrewDog into one of the world's fastest-growing drinks brands, famous for beers, bars and crowdfunding. Founded by a pair of young Scots with a passion for great beer, BrewDog has catalysed the craft beer revolution, rewritten the record books and inadvertently forged a whole new approach to business. In BUSINESS FOR PUNKS, BrewDog co-founder James Watt bottles the essence of this success. From finances ('chase down every cent, pimp every pound') to marketing ('lead with the crusade, not the product') this is an anarchic, indispensable guide to thriving on your own terms.

Hop Variety Handbook

Author: Dan Woodske
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1475265050
Release Date: 2012-05-14
Genre: Cooking

Why do hops give off the flavor and aroma that they do? "Because" is not the answer. They vary in Alpha Acids, Beta Acids, Myrcene and a host of other oils and acids. Where they are grown even matters. This book covers over 110 individual hops and breaks them down piece-by-piece so you can properly craft your next homebrew. It also gives you information on what to expect regarding flavor and aroma. The Author owns a brewpub and was constantly getting asked about the hops in his beer and how he got it to taste like that. After months of leafing through sales brochures, researching hop farmers, and experimenting himself, he puts all of that "hopped up" knowledge into one source - in an easy to access manner specifically for the homebrewer in all of us.