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Discount Ends Today – NanoCon 2021 is Online = No Travel Expenses… Super Easy to Explore Going Pro – Register Now – $199, Save $100

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  • No travel expenses – $0 in travel expenses.
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NanoCon 2021 is Online = No Travel Expenses… Super Easy to Explore Going Pro – Register Now – $199, Save $100

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  • Online = easy – With everything going on right now, this year’s NanoCon will be online.  The upside of that is… it’s really easy to take part this year.
  • No travel expenses – $0 in travel expenses.
  • For a limited time, BYO is discounting registration by $100 as part of an early registration special.
  • All of this makes this a great opportunity to investigate going pro.
  • Check BYO for current price and availability.

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Sell Beer! How to Start a Brewery from the Ground Up [Kindle Edition]

Sell Beer! How to Start a Brewery from the Ground Up: Microbrewery, Nanobrewery, Taproom, Pub, Brewhouse, Bar - Make and Sell Custom Craft Beer, IPA, Small Batch Brews Kindle Edition

Sell Beer! How to Start a Brewery from the Ground Up: Microbrewery, Nanobrewery, Taproom, Pub, Brewhouse, Bar – Make and Sell Custom Craft Beer, IPA, Small Batch Brews Kindle Edition

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Sell Beer! How to Start a Brewery from the Ground Up

Did you know you can make real money by making and selling your own beer? Do you have a passion for brewing new flavors of beer and want to make a living selling your refreshing drinks? Are you looking for a business that is always in demand? Consider starting a brewery!

Who doesn’t love to drink beer?

A startup brewery is not all about just brewing good beers. There’s lots of competition out there, and in reality, there will always be people who make good or even better beers. Planning is a very big part of your beer journey.

As a future business owner, you need to be on top of a lot of things. It’s not just your beer recipe and finances that you need to be worried about. – you also need to keep track of the regulations and laws of your state, the construction of your brewery, your equipment, your deliveries, etc.

You’ll need a plan.

You also need to have a pulse on what is going on in the market and your demographic. This is so you can adjust or tweak your plan accordingly. Throw your pride and your stubbornness out of the window. Sure, your first plan may seem great at first, but as you steadily work on it and start to figure things out, you will find that what you initially had in your head might not work at all. Building a good business plan needs a lot of research, foresight, and understanding of the market.

It’s a lot of work – trust me.

But for this book, I sat down with my wife and wrote down what we think will help you out.

Now, my wife and I haven’t always had the most business-savvy of minds, and when this all began, we were just a couple of wide-eyed newbies eager to follow our passions. Of course, while they always tell you to follow your dreams and reach for the stars and all that, life isn’t all sunshine and butterflies. Passion can only get you so far, and the cold, harsh truth of reality is that to succeed, you need an actual plan if you don’t want to end up miserable and broke.

Follow your passion!

With all that said, and after building my own micro beer brewery from the ground up, I’ve decided to share everything I know to make sure you, dear reader, don’t fall into the same traps I fell into when I was first starting out. This isn’t a how-to for brewing beer, mind you – you’d pretty much already have that down pat if you’re a real aficionado. Instead, what I’d like to do with this book is to show you the ropes and guide you through the business side of things, and no, you don’t really need a Business degree to make it out of this commercial world unscathed.

How do I start creating the brewery of my dreams? Here’s what you will learn in my book:

All About the Statistics and Numbers
What a Microbrewery is vs. a Craft Brewery
The (minimal) Basics of Beer Making
Creating the Business Plan
How to Conduct Market Research and Consumer Analysis
Finding a Location
Leasing or Buying the Equipment You’ll Need
Finances and Startup Costs
What to Consider with Financial Planning
Ways to Gain Funding
Legal Identity, Business Name, and Trademark Advice
How to File for a Brewer’s Notice in the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
A Discussion of the Licenses You Will Need
Insurance Advice
Real Life Marketing Strategies
Staffing and Boosting Morale
This book isn’t a business course textbook. I want to show you from a real-world example how you can start, run, and grow a successful brewery that you can be proud of. It won’t happen overnight, but with careful planning and the help of this book, you can make it happen!


Kindle Edition books can be viewed on your Kindle Device or on free reader applications available for your iPhone, Android or Windows smart phone – and  for your web browser via Amazon’s Cloud Reader.  This dynamic link will take you to the appropriate reader for your current platform.

Sell Beer! How to Start a Brewery from the Ground Up: Microbrewery, Nanobrewery, Taproom, Pub, Brewhouse, Bar – Make and Sell Custom Craft Beer, IPA, Small Batch Brews Kindle Edition


The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery

The Brewers Association's Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery

The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery

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The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery distills the wisdom of craft brewing veteran Dick Cantwell into one text that delivers essential industry insight. American craft brewers have always exhibited a sense of community and collegiality but the success of the industry is embodied by the production of consistently high-quality beer at community-oriented breweries. This book is an indispensable resource for aspiring brewery owners to turn that vision into reality.

At every level, brewing is about careful planning and execution of processes. The author shows that this is no different when starting a brewery. Cantwell walks the reader through initial planning, from site selection, size, staffing levels, your brewery concept, and dealing with delays, to business planning and raising capital. Regulatory and legal issues are discussed―not least a brewery’s obligations to the inland revenue service―along with strategies essential for starting and growing your operation, such as production and sales planning and brewery expansion either on site or opening new locations. The author includes several example business plans that are explored in detail, and peppers the book with his own personal and hard-won insights on everything from guerilla marketing to applying epoxy resin flooring.

Within this big picture, the author weaves in critical aspects like brand identity, marketing, quality assurance, and distribution, not to mention details like equipment options, securing ingredients, and installing flooring and drainage that will stand up to the demands of a busy brewery. Finally, once your brewery opens its doors, the process of brewing needs to continue smoothly. You need to plan and adapt your brand portfolio, operate sustainably, dispose of wastewater correctly, and package and present your product in a way that will appeal to customers. Craft breweries pride themselves on conscientious operation, maintaining the safety of their staff and operating responsibly within their community, all the while being profitable. From concept to operation, this book gets you on the right track to succeed in one of today’s most dynamic industries.


 

The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery


Business for Punks: Break All the Rules–the BrewDog Way Kindle Edition

Business for Punks: Break All the Rules--the BrewDog Way Kindle Edition

Business for Punks: Break All the Rules–the BrewDog Way Kindle Edition

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Forget about building a business—businesses fail and fade into oblivion. Start a revolution instead.

James Watt started a rebellion against tasteless mass market beers by founding BrewDog, now one of the world’s best-known and fastest growing craft breweries, famous for beers, bars, and crowdfunding. In this smart, funny book, he shares his story and explains how you too can tear up the rule book and start a company on your own terms. It’s an anarchic, DIY guide to entrepreneurship—and a new manifesto for business.

After spending seven years on the high seas of the North Atlantic, James Watt started BrewDog craft brewery in Scotland with his best friend, Martin Dickie. They didn’t have a business plan. All they had was a mis­sion to revolutionize beer drinking and make other people as passionate about craft beer as they are.

They’ve succeeded. Within a few years, BrewDog was huge—a world-famous craft brewery with beer bars around the globe and hundreds of thousands of fans. Those fans became literal backers of their business with the introduction of an unprecedented crowdfunding movement, Equity for Punks. And in rewriting the record books and kickstarting a revolution—James and BrewDog inadvertently forged a whole new approach to business.

Business for Punks bottles the essence of James’s methods in an accessible, honest mani­festo. Among his mantras:

· Cash is motherf*cking king. Cash is the lifeblood of your company. Monitor every penny as if your life depends on it—because it does.
· Get people to hate you. You won’t win by try­ing to make everyone happy, so don’t bother. Let haters fuel your fire while you focus on your hard-core fans.
· Steal and bastardize from other fields. Take inspiration freely wherever you find it— except from people in your own industry.
· Job interviews suck. They never reveal if someone will be a good employee, only how good that person is at interviews. Instead, take them for a test drive and see if they’re passionate and a good culture fit.

Business for Punks rethinks conventional business wisdom so you can go beyond the norm. It’s an anarchic, indispensable guide to thriving on your own terms.


 

Kindle Edition books can be viewed on your Kindle Device or on free reader applications available for your iPhone, Android or Windows smart phone – and  for your web browser via Amazon’s Cloud Reader.  This dynamic link will take you to the appropriate reader for your current platform.

Business for Punks: Break All the Rules–the BrewDog Way Kindle Edition


Also Consider: The Homebrewer’s Library – Selection of Homebrewing and Craft Beer Book

NanoCon 2020 is Online = No Travel Expenses… Super Easy to Explore Going Pro – Register Now – $199 with Stacking Deals

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  • Online = easy – With everything going on right now, this year’s NanoCon will be online.  The upside of that is… it’s really easy to take part this year.
  • No travel expenses – $0 in travel expenses.
  • For a limited time, BYO is discounting registration by $50 as part of an early registration special.
  • Blichmann Engineering is offering another $50 off coupon – promo code NANO-BLICHMANN
  • The two stack, making NanoCon just $199.
  • All of this makes this a great opportunity to investigate going pro.
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NanoCon 2020 is Online… Super Easy to Explore Going Pro – Register Now & Save $100

With everything going on right now, this year’s NanoCon will be online.  The upside of that is… it’s really easy to take part this year.  $0 in travel expenses.  That makes this a great opportunity to investigate going pro.

For a limited time, BYO is discounting registration by $100.  Register now and it’s just $199.  Check BYO for current price and availability.

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NanoCon 2020 is Online = No Travel Expenses… Super Easy to Explore Going Pro – Register Now – $149, Save 50% with Stacking Deals

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  • Online = easy – With everything going on right now, this year’s NanoCon will be online.  The upside of that is… it’s really easy to take part this year.
  • No travel expenses – $0 in travel expenses.
  • For a limited time, BYO is discounting registration by $100 as part of an early registration special.
  • Blichmann Engineering is offering another $50 off coupon – promo code NANO-BLICHMANN
  • The two stack, making NanoCon just $149.  That’s a whopping 50% discount.
  • All of this makes this a great opportunity to investigate going pro.
  • Check BYO for current price and availability.

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NanoCon 2020 is Online – $149, Save 50% with Stacking Deals + No Travel Expenses

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  • Online = easy – With everything going on right now, this year’s NanoCon will be online.  The upside of that is… it’s really easy to take part this year.
  • No travel expenses – $0 in travel expenses.
  • For a limited time, BYO is discounting registration by $100 as part of an early registration special.
  • Blichmann Engineering is offering another $50 off coupon – promo code NANO-BLICHMANN
  • The two stack, making NanoCon just $149.  That’s a whopping 50% discount.
  • All of this makes this a great opportunity to investigate going pro.
  • Check BYO for current price and availability.

Learn more and register

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