Are you considering opening a brewery as a retirement project (like us) or as an exciting business venture with several business partners that are ready to take the brewing industry by storm? Here at Hopshire we love this industry and want to do all we can to help it grow, especially in New York State. For this reason our owner and brewer Randy has been giving talks at various conferences since we have opened trying to help people like you get a jump start on their dream business. Some of these talks have valuable information beyond just the context in which they were given so we have posted the presentations here so that they are accessible to anyone with the gumption to download them.
This first presentation was given at the December 2012 annual meeting of the Northeast Hops Alliance (NEHA) and focuses on the lessons learned from the initial concept all the way to the final construction steps of the brewery including licensing, site choice and development, equipment install, ect.
This next presentation was given at the NEHA 2013 December meeting and focused on several different brewery business plan cases based on size, target audience and number of other factors which go into a developing brewery. It includes some basics such as cost per barrel metrics, net income and projected sales.