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.
Start Your Own Microbrewery, Distillery, or Cidery and Craft Your Success Story Growing each year, this multi-billion dollar industry, driven by consumer preferences, shows no signs of slowing down—giving you the perfect opportunity to start up. Corie Brown of Zester Daily and our experts introduce you to more than 30 craft producers, including pioneers like Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Jörg Rupf creator of Hangar 1 Vodka, Kent Rabish owner of Grand Traverse Distillery, and Mike Beck co-owner of Uncle John’s Cider Mill. You'll gain an insider’s look at how to: Analyze craft products, their distinct challenges, and dynamic market Write a winning business plan that promotes growth and secures funding Keep overhead low and margins high with options like self-distribution Capture customers and create evangelists with the story behind the brand Enhance the brand experience with events, taprooms, tastings, and tours Develop invaluable relationships with distributors and restaurants
The experts at Entrepreneur provide a two-part guide to success. First, craft enthusiasts and entrepreneurs looking to start their own brand of high-end beers and spirits will find the necessary tools and expert advice in this new addition to the popular Start Your Own series. Then, they'll master the fundamentals of business startup including defining their business structure, funding, staffing and more. This kit includes: • Essential industry and business-specific startup steps with worksheets, calculators, checklists and more • Entrepreneur Editors’ Start Your Own Business, a guide to starting any business and surviving the first three years • Interviews and advice from successful entrepreneurs in the industry • Worksheets, brainstorming sections, and checklists • Entrepreneur’s Startup Resource Kit (downloadable) More about Entrepreneur’s Startup Resource Kit Every small business is unique. Therefore, it’s essential to have tools that are customizable depending on your business’s needs. That’s why with Entrepreneur is also offering you access to our Startup Resource Kit. Get instant access to thousands of business letters, sales letters, sample documents and more – all at your fingertips! You’ll find the following: The Small Business Legal Toolkit When your business dreams go from idea to reality, you’re suddenly faced with laws and regulations governing nearly every move you make. Learn how to stay in compliance and protect your business from legal action. In this essential toolkit, you’ll get answers to the “how do I get started?” questions every business owner faces along with a thorough understanding of the legal and tax requirements of your business. Sample Business Letters 1000+ customizable business letters covering each type of written business communication you’re likely to encounter as you communicate with customers, suppliers, employees, and others. Plus a complete guide to business communication that covers every question you may have about developing your own business communication style. Sample Sales Letters The experts at Entrepreneur have compiled more than 1000 of the most effective sales letters covering introductions, prospecting, setting up appointments, cover letters, proposal letters, the all-important follow-up letter and letters covering all aspects of sales operations to help you make the sale, generate new customers and huge profits.
Craft beer culture and industry have recently grown exponentially with over 4000 craft brewers operating in the United States alone. Brew Your Business: The Ultimate Craft Beer Playbook incorporates cultural, legal, business, public relations, management, science, networking, and brewing experience into one easily accessible book for everyone wanting to know more about craft beer brewing, tasting, and selling. Thoroughly researched, the authors provide a tasty overview of the various types of craft beer, methods for brewing, and opportunities for taking your crafted beer to market. In their Talking from the Tap! Interviews, industry experts offer their takes on what they do, how they arrived in their current positions, why they do it, and where they are going in the industry. Whether you are new to craft beer or have been in the industry for a while, you will find in these pages a go-to guide to many topics of importance to all brewers, drinkers, and enthusiasts. It’s time to get serious about craft brewing and the culture of craft beer. So, choose your favorite suds and set out upon this journey. You won’t be disappointed. Cheers!
An unprecedented guide to successfully start or grow a microbrewery or craft brewery in a much more competitive world. Opening a microbrewery starts with, of course, making great beer. But that is just the beginning. Today’s sophisticated patrons are offered an ever-increasing array of options. It’s so much more than beer nowadays. Yes, great beer is essential, but to attract and hold on to a loyal customer base, you must create a sense of place. Do your research. Understand financing and cash flow. Know how to measure your success. A successful, well-run microbrewery knows how to hire the right employees—employees that will spread word of your business to friends, family, even total strangers, both on and off the clock. Marketing, branding, customer experience; they all matter. There are so many factors that directly and indirectly contribute to success, it may at times be overwhelming. The Microbrewery Handbook offers an extraordinary look at all of the facets of success in the industry. No matter if you are thinking about starting a new venture or are already operating your own microbrewery, this valuable book offers real-world advice and proven strategies to help you thrive in the competitive micro and craft brewing industry. Focused on practical guidance, author D.C. Reeves distills his experience founding Perfect Plain Brewing Company in Pensacola, Florida into an engaging, up-to-date resource for microbrewers everywhere. Clearly showing readers what works in the industry and, just as importantly, what doesn’t work, The Microbrewery Handbook: Helps you create unique, memorable experiences for your customers, your employees, and your city Includes coverage of the financial aspects of building and growing your business, such as banking, investment, and debt Shows you how to transform your business into a community anchor Offers suggestions on building an entire culture around your brand that promotes positivity and attracts the right kind of attention Shares personal stories and advice from a successful microbrew entrepreneur Includes interviews and insight with industry experts as well as owners of some of the nation’s elite craft breweries including Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head, Jeffrey Stuffings of Jester King, and Doug Resier of Burial Brewing The Microbrewery Handbook: Craft, Brew, and Build Your Own Microbrewery Success is an indispensable, first-of-its-kind book for anyone in the micro and craft brewing industry.