How to set up a microbrewery business

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How to set up a microbrewery business
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A microbrewery is a brewery that produces less than fifteen thousand barrels of beer a year. Because of a down turned economy and rampant job loss, setting up a microbrewery takes on inspiring appeal. A craft brewery is not easy work. It's a full time job, sometimes running around the clock. U.S. Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau impose strict regulations. Requirements vary from state to state, and counties regulate licenses and activities as per two thousand to two thousand five hundred people. Brewing cannot begin until proper permits, insurances and licenses are applied for and approved.

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  • Business Plan
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  • Sanitation
  • Recipes
  • Equipment
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  1. 1

    Write a business plan describing your business, your competition, and operations. Make a financial list of capital, loans, income and profit and loss projections; in detail by month for the first year, and then by quarters for the second and third years.

  2. 2

    Gather your team of office, marketing and sales, clean up and labour crews.

  3. 3

    Sanitise everything in your brewery from floor to ceiling. Use bleach, or ammonia, and then rinse thoroughly. Dry inside the tanks completely.

  4. 4

    Test your recipe to know that most people enjoy drinking your beer. Your brew should have a dependable taste bottle after bottle.

  5. 5

    Decide how much beer your company will produce in a year. Buy a complete small brewery, or purchase equipment separately. Add a manual or semi-automatic bottling system. It also washes, rinses, fills, caps, labels and also packages your bottles.

  6. 6

    Promote, market, and sell your beer. Choose a captivating name and label. Deliver your beer yourself within a one hundred mile radius and find a distributor for broader delivery.

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