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cruelkix 08-02-2012 03:03 PM

How do people find breweries to visit?
 
Hi all,

I just leased a place to open my own Nano brewery in Denver, CO. I was wondering what websites or tools people use to look for new breweries to try out when they visit/live in a place?

Personally, all I ever use is Google maps.

If you are interested in the nano brewery build you can check it out here:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/electric-1-5-bbl-upgrade-242205/index20.html#post4298259

Thanks!

Edit: My facebook page http://www.facebook.com/HighGravityBrewing

mountainman13 08-02-2012 03:08 PM

I Yelp the hell out of a town before I go there. I won't be home until December or so, but count me in for a visit when I get back

ktblunden 08-02-2012 03:11 PM

Google and Facebook. Befriend local breweries near you and see if they'll give you a shout out on their Facebook feed. Most brewers are happy to help out people who are just starting.

cruelkix 08-02-2012 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mountainman13 (Post 4300110)
I Yelp the hell out of a town before I go there. I won't be home until December or so, but count me in for a visit when I get back

On yelp do you just search for "brewery" and type in the zip code or name of city you are visiting?

I did it for Denver and got some interesting results. I've never really used yelp before except for direct links to reviews.

cruelkix 08-02-2012 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ktblunden (Post 4300118)
Google and Facebook. Befriend local breweries near you and see if they'll give you a shout out on their Facebook feed. Most brewers are happy to help out people who are just starting.

Good idea. I know most of the owners for most of the local craft brewers in Denver. I'll see if I can persuade them to get me on their facebook page.

GioGomez2010 08-02-2012 03:19 PM

Go to Google Places and register your business so you come up in their maps. Your hours will be displayed, what days your open, etc. but most importantly you'll pop up when people search for breweries in your area!

Phyrst 08-02-2012 03:19 PM

Google and Yelp are my go to's when I visit a new town. That usually leads me to the brewery's website which then makes a big impression on me if I've just got two evenings and six breweries to choose from. Have a good website with some pictures of the bar area and brewery. Have a page devoted to the beer list and keep it current. Show lots of pictures of beer. Sounds weird, but it's a good marketing tool. If it wasn't, you wouldn't go to a movie theater and be subjected to a 60 second commercial for Coke, candy and popcorn before the movie started. Bring in some live entertainment even if it's just a guy playing a guitar by himself. Musicians will use social media to bring in their fans. Word of mouth is the best form of advertising.

Good luck in getting started.

cruelkix 08-02-2012 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GioGomez2010 (Post 4300149)
Go to Google Places and register your business so you come up in their maps. Your hours will be displayed, what days your open, etc. but most importantly you'll pop up when people search for breweries in your area!

I've done that already. First thing I did :) but like I said, all i use is google maps.

Did you know they actually send you a letter in the mail to confirm you own the business?

cruelkix 08-02-2012 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phyrst (Post 4300150)
Google and Yelp are my go to's when I visit a new town. That usually leads me to the brewery's website which then makes a big impression on me if I've just got two evenings and six breweries to choose from. Have a good website with some pictures of the bar area and brewery. Have a page devoted to the beer list and keep it current. Show lots of pictures of beer. Sounds weird, but it's a good marketing tool. If it wasn't, you wouldn't go to a movie theater and be subjected to a 60 second commercial for Coke, candy and popcorn before the movie started. Bring in some live entertainment even if it's just a guy playing a guitar by himself. Musicians will use social media to bring in their fans. Word of mouth is the best form of advertising.

Good luck in getting started.


Good stuff. Thanks! Website is up and bought but really needs some work. I might have ot hire a guy. Graphics aren't my thing.

dbauer 08-02-2012 03:26 PM

i use Google alot but i also will use the American brewers association alot if you go on there they have a list of all the breweries registered with them and you can search by state. i use it alot when planing a road trip because when diving if i see a city from my list i can gust make it one of my stops.


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