The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery

By Dick Cantwell

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, formerly 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. This book is an indispensable resource.  View the Table of Contents.

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    "The second edition of The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery outlines what works and what doesn’t, from the conceptual stages into successful growth and expansion of the business. [Cantwell] canvasses everything from choosing a site and differentiating your concept from the crowd to the daunting task of writing a business plan.

    The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery gets you to start asking the right questions you’ll need to succeed…

    I am certain any aspiring commercial brewery in the planning phase—or small brewery looking to grow—will find useful lessons in every chapter Dick has written. This book is written from a true brewer’s perspective." - Sam Calagione | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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  • Author: Dick Cantwell
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About the Author

Author Dick Cantwell

Dick Cantwell

Dick Cantwell is among the most well-respected and experienced craft brewers, co-founding Elysian Brewing Company in 1996, where he served as head brewer until its sale to Anheuser-Busch in 2015. During his tenure, Elysian was…Read more