Hey TxBrew, if you really want an idea, check out "Brewery Planner: A Guide to Opening and Running Your Own Small Brewery". It's a publication from the Association of Brewers and is a pretty good read, plus has a sample busines plan. Each chapter is written by someone in the brewing industry and covers a different topic. I bought it off Amazon.com a few years ago, and it will either scare the hell outta you, or add fuel to the fire. You can also get it at www.beertown.org ($60). It covers your marketing (or lack there of), wastewater treatment/requirements, building vs. renting, to hire a brewer or be one yourself, brewpub vs. a micro brewery, etc. Many things that most people haven't thought about unless they have been exposed to the business. It's a good one to have in the beer library, but fit or sure doesn't help the taste of your homebrew!TxBrew said:Kind of curious what all goes into starting a pub.
If I did I would want to serve my home brew. What kind of licenses would I have to get to do this besides my liqour license.
Janx said:Hey DeRoux, I'm interested if this book discusses any of the permit issues in particular. Like does it give you an overview of what sort of state/federal licenses you have to obtain? Or is it more ideas on product development, equipment, financing, etc?