MicroBrewr goes deep with interviews in craft beer to get inside the craft beer industry and inside the heads of people who work there. This isn't homebrew or brew talk. This isn't a talk show or a morning show. This is how to start a brewery, for entrepreneurs. Nathan Pierce interviews craft brewers and craft brewery owners, answering all of your questions about starting your own craft brewery, a small business startup. Other guests include experts from other sectors of the industry such as craft beer distributors, local craft beer stores, and marketers. We talk with every sector of the craft beer industry from nanobreweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, to larger regional craft breweries, learning how to start a brewery.
MicroBrewr 093: Sharing profits and building community with a cooperative brewery
William Hubbard and Mike Johnson are helping to build the Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It follows the cooperative brewery business model. Cooperative breweries are an increasingly popular way to build a local brewery that helps build the community. We’ve previously talked a bit about the subject on MicroBrewr Podcast and blog. Other […]
MicroBrewr 092: Email marketing for breweries
Alex Standiford in Akron, Ohio started Fill Your Taproom to help breweries attract more customers. He does that through website development, social media management, branding, and email marketing. “It’s not about trying to get people to buy your stuff. It’s about building the relationship and then providing the information that empowers them to make a […]
MicroBrewr 091: Let them do the job you hired them to do
Michael Altman was in the industry for years when he bought a brewpub. Now he’s been operating Iron Springs Pub & Brewery in Fairfax, California for 12 years. Before they opened he had to have back surgery and totally reinvent his role for the brewpub. “You really need to live, breathe and be the beer.” […]
MicroBrewr 090: State of the podcast
TRANSCRIPT: Welcome to MicroBrewr podcast. Where we talk about everything craft beer related, but especially for if want to start your own microbrewery or take your existing brewery to the next level. As usual, I’m Nathan Pierce, the host of MicroBrewr Podcast. So I just want to give you a short update today. This is […]
MicroBrewr 089: Make whiskey from high-quality craft beer
Over a few beers, Tim Obert’s friend from college, Clint, told him that whiskey is actually made from cheap beer. They got to thinking, why not make whiskey from high-quality craft beer? Thus was born Seven Stills of SF, in San Francisco, California. “I wish I would’ve taken on investment sooner.” [Tweet This] Whiskey […]
MicroBrewr 088: A brewing pedigree from Kansas to Texas
Andrew Huerter comes from a family of brewers. His parents were founding members of the Kansas City Beer Meisters homebrew club and his dad won a blue ribbon for one of his beers. Now Drew is following in their footsteps. He worked at a handful of breweries and before helping put together BrainDead Brewing in […]
Very well done. Lots of good information.
Excellent, short listen for anyone dreaming about opening a brewery some day. Concise and consistent format, with great information from people with all sorts of industry experience.
Great resources and references.
The podcast provides excellent information on microbrewery business. The interviews are very useful and give you an overview of what a microbrewer has to go through to setup a business. It is also an excellent source of references on books and materials in case you are thinking of starting a microbrewery.