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Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery

The Brewers AssociationReady to take your homebrewing skills to the next level?

Go pro with The Brewers Association's Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery (Second Edition) 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 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.

This book is not part of your membership, but is a great parallel to working with the membership community to get the kind of support you'll need.

Order a copy today.

Watch the interview with author Dick Cantwell to learn more.

Membership offers the following benefits:

  • The Brewers Association Email Forum, our daily moderated email digest with 11,500 subscribers
  • The New Brewer magazine
  • Statistics, resources, and archived articles
  • Discounts to the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®
  • Valuable networking opportunities creating throughout the year

See the The Brewers Association's Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery Table of Contents .

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