Breweries are becoming more popular in different major cities due to an increase in demand for alcohol. As a beer lover, you can convert your passion for beer and build a profession out of it by starting your brewery. However, building a brewery need significant time and patience. So here's how to start a brewery!

Starting any business is a hard thing no matter how small the company is. Likewise, starting a brewery is a highly capital-intensive business that comes with additional permitting and legal requirements, purchasing of supplies and equipment. 

The article takes you through steps on how to start a brewery of your own and live out your passion for beer.

KEY LEGAL STEPS TO START YOUR BREWERY

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For a long time, you have been enjoying your favorite drink in different breweries, but the passion of owning your brewery have overwhelmed you to the point of starting your own. Before you open that brewery, you have to go through a lot of legal issues since the beer industry has strict regulations.


Failing to follow the right planning and advice from professionals, your business may end up falling as fast as it commenced. To avoid starting your brewery business on shaky grounds, there are key steps you can apply to start your brewing business on a solid legal foundation.

SELECT A NAME

APPLY FOR STATE AND LOCAL LICENSES

FILE TRADEMARKS FOR YOUR BEER NAME.

FORM AN ENTITY

FILE A TRADEMARK FOR YOUR BREWERY NAME

HAVE YOUR BREWERS AND OTHER EMPLOYEES SIGN AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

APPLY FOR YOUR BREWER'S NOTICE WITH THE TTB

SELECT YOUR DISTRIBUTORS CAREFULLY

GET READY FOR A BIG INVESTMENT

LOCATION AND CONSTRUCTION

CREATING A BUSINESS PLAN

USE A HOME EQUITY LOAN TO FINANCE YOUR BREWERY

EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO START A BREWERY

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The total cost of equipment needed for your brewery plant can vary depending on several factors like the volume of beer you wish to brew, and whether you need to purchase used or new equipment. Some of the vital tools that you may need include

BREWHOUSE

FERMENTATION AND BRITE TANKS 


KEGS AND KEGS WASHERS

INVEST IN HIRING THE BEST WORKING TEAM

DO A DEMOGRAPHIC SEARCH 

BREWING BUSINESS LICENSES

SECURITY 


WASTE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL


WASTE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL

INSURANCE 

CONCLUSION

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Beer makes people happy, so it is fun working in a business where the result makes people happy. As you plan to turn your passion for beer into an income generating activity through starting your brewery, make sure that your love is something that meets a demand in the market. As a new brewery owner, you should be prepared to channel back to your business a lot of money because as demand increases and the company grows, the need for more equipment and additional staff arises.

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