Resources: Opening your own brewery...

A post here on Beer Bits 2 where I asked BB2 readers about opening my own brewery. Since then I've been doing some more research. Just to save you some time I've put some of this stuff together here. While this topic is hot for me I'll be updating it. If you have something to add, leave it in the comments and I'll add it.

Links of experience...
Flying Fish: Business 101 Notes from an established brewery.
Starting a Brewery Blog Some guys trying to start a brewery in a garage.
Hobby Farm Brewery Thread in probrewer forum about "starting a backyard brewery".
Breaker Brewing Company letter of variance to TTB for brewery in attached garage.
Using soda kegs in your brewery
Hess Brewing Company blog from the beginning. (guide page)
St Benjamin Brewing Company PLCB 1st Interview
From dream to drink: How to start a craft brewery in Pennsylvania

Links of hope...
Time: Small is Tasty
Interview with Breaker Brewing founders in their brewery...er garage ;-)

Suggested links I haven't checked out yet...
The Brewers Association's Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery (Amazon) Thanks EvilchurchdOc.
Beer Institute
Beer School: Bottling Success at the Brooklyn Brewery (Amazon)
Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles (Amazon)
Important Tips for Starting Your Own Brewery
Siebel Institute: Starting Your Own Brewery Course
Forbes article
PLCB License Search System
Pennsylvania Restaurant Inspections
Top Fermented Post about this Nanobrewery stuff


Jason said...

Another great site for info is http://www.beerinstitute.org/index.asp.

I've been doing some work toward this as well!!


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Anonymous said...

"Brewing Up A Business" by Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head is pretty good. Not necessarily a guide to opening a brewery, but it's pretty insightful.


Adam said...

Thanks breakpointbrewery. Much appreciated.