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Old 01-31-2008, 03:38 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I am a recent college graduate from a business school with a great interest in entrepreneurship. My other homebrewing friend and I have toyed around with the idea of opening a brewery. Now of course we need a lot more experience in homebrewing, but we feel like this is a possibility. An initial thought is that we can brew almost as we normally do (5 gal. batches) and just sell it. Of course there is a liquor license and other startup costs, but the idea is to start cheap and work up into a full fledged business. Also, to get a job at a brewery (a Boston-area brewery, as I am looking to move to Boston) would be a good way to to get experience in the brewing industry.

Does anyone have any experience, information, advice, contacts?

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Old 01-31-2008, 03:43 PM   #2
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Welcome to the board. There have been some pretty good discussions on this topic that have a lot of info. Sorry I don't have the links handy, but some creative search strings should get you some hits. The folks here have a ton of really good experience, some pro brewers, some hardcore hobbyists, so you found the right place!

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Old 01-31-2008, 03:46 PM   #3
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Wow, that was quick. Yes, I will def. be doing some searching on this forum. So far the most populated forum I've found on homebrewing. I'm sure there is great information out there, I just wanted to fire off a quick post to get the ball rolling. Thanks for the welcome and happy brewing!

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You'll probably need to serve food to make it profitable.... if you're going for brew pub...

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This is a great place to start reading
http://www.homebrewtalk.com//showthread.php?t=11411

I'm also currently in the process of opening a brewery.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=51412

Thanks for the great information! I know that opening one would be a lot of work and money and a lot of people will be nay-sayers, but I'm considering doing this and trying to gather as much info as I can. And of course, I need to get some more years of experience under my belt.
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