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The Taproom | Discussion Forum for Start-up and Established Commercial Brewing Companies

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Introductions!

Time to make introductions! Whether you are a professional brewer, homebrewer, craft beer enthusiast, BJCP judge, brewery tour guide dude/dudette rocking the shoulder strap speaker/mic setup like a boss, bar fly, hop farmer, yeast propagationist, yoga instructor, barrel architect, equipment peddler, ectetera - welcome to BreweryBusinessPlan.com's Commercial Brewing Discussion Forums.

General Brewing Discussion

Our catchall forum for general discussions on all types of craft brewed adult beverages: beer, cider, malt beverages, mead, hard seltzers, kombucha and the artisan skills required to craft such palatable potations. Pretty much anything goes - just no politics, religion, or seedy material. So grab your favorite brew, pull up a new post, and chat a while!

Brewery Operations

Operational related questions on your brewery, microbrewery, nanobrewery, cidery, or meadery? Ask them here!

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Brewing Start-ups, Craft Beer Entrepreneurs, and Breweries-In-Planning

The Planning Phase: The Feasibility Study and The Business Plan

It all starts with a great plan, and a great plan starts with a great feasibility study. Provide proof of concept, follow it up with a solid business plan, and investors will be thirsting for more!

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Business Entities, Government Regulations, and Getting Your Brewery Licenced

The pros and cons of various legal business entities such as LLCs, LPs, LLPs, LLLPs, S Corp, C Corp and more. We also discuss various state licensing requirements; planning and zoning license, permits, and fees; federal oversight by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (aka the 'TTB'); and the various timelines involved in becoming a legal brewery.

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Finance: How to forecast, fund, and maintain your brewery's finances

Learn how to source capital to fund your brewery; get professional guidance on forecasting costs, sales, and operational items; examine the pros and cons of the various financing techniques available to jump start your brewery; learn how to setup your brewery's books to manage your bookkeeping and accounting; and much more.

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Marketing: Tips To Get Your Community Excited About Your Brewery

After months of planning and preparation, it's finally time to open your doors to an eagerly awaiting public. Making a great first impression is paramount when it comes to developing your customer base. Make sure your ducks and beers are in a row.

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Brewery Licensing, Permits, Laws and Legal Regulations

USA, Mexico, and Canadian Federal Regulations

USA, Mexico, and Canadian Federal Regulations

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States: Alabama - Georgia

State, County, and City Laws, Licenses, Permits, and Regulations From The Following States: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia

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States: Hawaii - Maryland

State, County, and City Laws, Licenses, Permits, and Regulations From The Following States: Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, and Maryland

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States: Massachusetts - New Jersey

State, County, and City Laws, Licenses, Permits, and Regulations From The Following States: Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, and New Jersey

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States: New Mexico - South Carolina

State, County, and City Laws, Licenses, Permits, and Regulations From The Following States: New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and South Carolina

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States: South Dakota - Wyoming

State, County, and City Laws, Licenses, Permits, and Regulations From The Following States: South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

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