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.