Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Tim Dennis and Aaron Williams are talking to the people who make the southeast's craft beer industry great! New shows are uploaded every Saturday.

Mar 14, 2018

Presented by the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild the "Dreamer's Workshop" is a two-part series aimed at educating breweries-in-planning (or dreaming) on navigating the process of opening a brewery.  Aimed at Georgia-based brewers, most of the information will be valuable to brewers in every state.

In Part 2 we'll hear from professional brewers about some of the challenges they faced in opening their brewery, and things they would do differently today.


  • CJ Putnicki | New Realm Brewing Co.
  • Brian Borngesser | Gate City Brewing Co.
  • Brandon Hintz | Hop Alley Brewpub & Currahee Brewing
  • Michael Lundmark | Jekyll Brewing Co.
  • Nancy Palmer | Georgia Craft Brewers Guild


  • Common pitfalls for new brewers
  • Starting a brewery under Georgia's new brewery laws
  • Budget allocation
  • Raising capital
  • Estimating the timeline of opening your brewery
  • Governmental, licensing, and permitting challenges
  • Types of experience needed to run a successful brewery
  • Things a homebrewer won't know before opening a brewery
  • Deciding to use a brewery consultant
  • Estimating production schedules
  • Selecting the right location
  • What being a member of the brewers guild does for brewers
  • Own-premise sales vs. distribution
  • Using social media for your brewery marketing

Be sure to check out Part 1 of the series where we hear from experts in the legal, banking, accounting and tax fields on things brewers need to know before opening a brewery.