Craft Brewery Startup Workshop II
Are you prepared to open your craft brewery? Be confident with the help of experienced brewery business consultants.
Develop your vision of opening a brewery into a business plan online then come to Portland, Ore. to work with experienced brewery business consultants for a 4-day workshop designed to finesse and review your craft brewery business plan. This workshop will focus on moving forward with brewery logistics including beer brewing equipment needs and planning for brewery supplies, sourcing, legalities, distribution and marketing strategies for a small business. Instructors will give one-on-one feedback for your developed craft brewery business plan and leave you with a functional strategy for opening a business and operating your craft brewery.
You’ll gain entrepreneurial insight from exclusive access to brewery business founders through presentations and a Q/A panel in Portland, Ore., the number one ranked city for craft breweries in America. Take this opportunity to brew up a successful brewery business.
Dick Cantwell is a pioneer of Seattle craft brewing. Since 1996 he has been head brewer at Elysian Brewing Company, which now has three pub locations and a production facility. His experience founding both brewpubs and a production brewery make him uniquely qualified to help you build the craft brewery of your dreams from the ground up.
In addition to brewing, Cantwell has written for many beer publications, and in 1997 completed the Brewers Publications’ Classic Style Series edition Barley Wine with Fal Allen in addition to the second edition of The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery (2013). Elysian was named Large Brewpub of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival® in 1999, 2003 and 2004, and in 2004 Cantwell also received the Russell Schehrer Award for innovation and excellence in brewing. Take a course from the guy who wrote the book on opening a brewery.
Mr. Aaron Brodniak is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran that transitioned to the brewing industry and has over 18 years of craft brewing experience. He has worked in breweries ranging in size from 5 - 50 barrels and has held the titles of Head Brewer for a microbrewery and Regional Brewer for a chain of brewpubs. In his current role as a brewery consultant, he assists both start-up and operational breweries with business plans, human resource plans, strategic planning, recruitment, workforce planning, training and development, product development, marketing, brewery operations, brewing techniques, standard operating procedures, and sensory evaluation. Aaron has completed a marketing plan for a cyser company, produced cyser and is working on potential collaborations between cider makers and craft brewers. "I think the synergy between the two groups will be beneficial as the two industry's continue to grow." He resides in Houston, TX with his wife and two sons. Brodniak also authors a blog on Beer Business.