Brewery tourism is on the rise - from beer-centric cities like Portland, Seattle, Denver or Asheville, to places where beer is just another great reason to go there, like Chicago, New York or San Diego. Remember, too, that breweries encompass all sorts of different types of brewing operations - from the traditional craft beer microbrewery to cideries, distilleries or winemakers, there’s a brewery for every style and palate.
We know it can be daunting to start a brewery business, and we’re here to help.
We’ve supported over 500,000 people to form their business and provided answers, guidance and support to transform them into entrepreneurs. We’ll guide you through what you need to know to start your brewery business.
To get you off on the right foot, here’s our simple guide to starting up a successful brewery business. From highlighting important facts to validating your ideas, and from choosing the right structure to learning your options for managing and running your business, you’ll find the answers you need.
Read on for some insight into creating your own brewery business and becoming an entrepreneur. In this guide we will cover:
Statistics on why you should start a brewery business
Choosing the right business structure for your brewery company
Deciding if a brewery business could be right for you
Proving your brewery business can work
Ideas for the type of brewery business that you could form
Where to find brewery business groups, forums and support
Setting up your brewery business, including location, equipment, employees, taxes, finances, licenses and more
Helpful software for brewery business owners
Brewery business planning