With new breweries opening left and right across the country, the Brewers Association has updated its book: The Brewers Association's Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery (Second Edition).
The 232-page book was written by Dick Cantwell, the head brewer at Seattle-based Elysian Brewing Co., which has three brewpubs and a production facility. The how-to guide covers everything from ingredients, financing, business plans and quality assurance to distribution, wastewater, sustainability, the association says. The cover price is $95.
“Planning and opening a thriving, quality-oriented brewery is hard work but completely achievable with the right guidance,” Cantwell said in a prepared statement. “At a time when the industry is booming and more breweries are emerging, I’m thrilled to be able to share my experience and help fellow brewers start on the right foot. The updated edition gets readers thinking about what’s important and provides practical advice that will help turn any craft brewing dream into a reality.”
The first edition of The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery was released in 1996. To view a behind the scenes interview with Cantwell on the new edition, please click here.