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Old 07-20-2012, 02:39 AM   #21
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Subd I'm looking into it also but in ny. I found a building for $10,000 rent for the yr ($833 mo). I figured start with either 1bbl or if I can get money 3.5 bbl. Brew like 5-7 times a week. If its 1bbl n I sell 750ml bottles . U get about 165 bottles from 1bbl. Most places sell that size beer around here from $7-10 ea. So let's say I sell for $5 ea. 165 x $5. $825 for that 1bbl batch. Minus cost. I would say around $325 at most. So a profit of around $500x5(times a week) is $2500 week x4 weeks is $10,000 mo. I'm sure u can still make a decent profit out of that after all cost. Am I right?
Read Sam Calagione's Book, "Brewing Up a Business". You're missing the part where the distributor takes his piece, and the retailer takes their piece. Unless you're going to self-distribute. And beer doesn't sell itself. The beer business is extremely low margin. This means you need volume to turn a profit.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:43 AM   #22
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Foggy Noggin Brewing. Pretty damn good brewery about 5 miles from my house... 1/2bbl set-up... Tonight he's on tap at Pike Brewing.

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Subd I'm looking into it also but in ny. I found a building for $10,000 rent for the yr ($833 mo). I figured start with either 1bbl or if I can get money 3.5 bbl. Brew like 5-7 times a week. If its 1bbl n I sell 750ml bottles . U get about 165 bottles from 1bbl. Most places sell that size beer around here from $7-10 ea. So let's say I sell for $5 ea. 165 x $5. $825 for that 1bbl batch. Minus cost. I would say around $325 at most. So a profit of around $500x5(times a week) is $2500 week x4 weeks is $10,000 mo. I'm sure u can still make a decent profit out of that after all cost. Am I right?
This is so stunningly oversimplified that it's sort of cute, right down to the use of "u" instead of "you".
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You most totally can if you contract brew! Thats what I am doing. I am working on the brand, but its only 6k for me to get my first batch of beer brewed and packaged.
I figure if the beer does well, I will add a couple and build by brewery with an established market. If not, I spent some hobby money.

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Old 07-20-2012, 03:16 AM   #25
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You most totally can if you contract brew! Thats what I am doing. I am working on the brand, but its only 6k for me to get my first batch of beer brewed and packaged.
I figure if the beer does well, I will add a couple and build by brewery with an established market. If not, I spent some hobby money.
Does that include your licenses, taxes and approval for labels?
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:17 AM   #26
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read this article. It will help you. This is a local guy down here in louisiana.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:28 AM   #27
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Does that include your licenses, taxes and approval for labels?
The 10K does.
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Check out Below Grade Brewing in Bend. The guy started amazingly small, brews in his basement, and sold all his initial beers at local farmer's markets with $15 day permits from the OLCC. You'll probably have to keep the day job, but you can start small. I don't think he even has a website yet, he was still just using his facebook page last time I searched for a site. (ok, still no site)

According to this, he had to only allow access to the basement brewery from an outside door. So, there might be some additional home improvements involved.
I contacted Dean the other day. He has been super accommodating to my questions about the brewing business. Thanks for the source.
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Always nice to have a holes around. YOU are so worried about how people spell!!!!!! Does it make a difference ?
It certainly would make a difference to a banker if he were thinking of loaning you money based on a business plan.
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Read Sam Calagione's Book, "Brewing Up a Business". You're missing the part where the distributor takes his piece, and the retailer takes their piece. Unless you're going to self-distribute. And beer doesn't sell itself. The beer business is extremely low margin. This means you need volume to turn a profit.
I also recommend this book. Sam was brewing two (or was it 3?) times a day on his 10 gallon system.
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