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New Brewery Workshop @ Hopshire

November 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - November 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm


Opening a Small Brewery Workshop

Sunday November 5th and Monday November 6th

9:00 am – 6:00 pm


If you are considering opening a brewery you owe it to yourself to be as informed as possible.   This intensive two-day workshop to be held at Hopshire Farm & Brewery in Freeville, NY will allow you to participate in a 7 barrel brew on the first day.    The second day will be devoted to a detailed walk-through of the many licenses and approvals your brewery will need.   In one place you will find a comprehensive presentation of what you will need to start your brewery.

We have a short notice on this workshop to accommodate some folks who are anxious to open.   This will probably be a small class and a great time to get hands on experience and individual attention.   Please let us know right away if you are interested.


Day 1  Brewday

  • Start-to-finish 7 barrel brew including mashing, sparging, boil, cooling/ transfer, and yeast pitching
  • Using to brewing software to create recipes and measure efficiency
  • Conduct pH and SG measurements throughout the process
  • Learn the critical aspects of sanitation
  • Discuss new and used sources of brewery equipment
  • Understand a malt analysis
  • Review sources of grain and hops (NY and other)


Day 2 Licensing, Labeling and other Approvals

  • We will walk through the Federal and NYS license process
  • NYS farm brewery, microbrewery and brewpub differences
  • Label and formula approval
  • and Mkts 20 C Wholesale license
  • NYS sales tax submission and keg wholesale report
  • Payroll tax reporting
  • Sales tax payments
  • Good bookkeeping practices
  • Federal and State Brewers reports and excise tax
  • Discussion of brewery business plans
  • Brewery/ tasting room architecture
  • Introduction to tasting room operations
  • Alcohol server training resources


Workshop limited to 12 people to allow participation

Cost $500 per person

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided both days

Dinner is on your own

We can provide a list of nearby hotels and restaurants

$100 deposit will hold your place. To reserve call Randy at 607 229-6700 or email at randy@hopshire.com






November 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am
November 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm


Hopshire Farm and Brewery
1771 Dryden Road
FREEVILLE, NY 13068 United States
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