Start a Microbrewery Business

If you have passion for beer, then you can always start your own microbrewery business. There are so many things that you need to attend to – from planning to implementation.

As long as you’re knowledgeable enough, you will be able to succeed in this kind of business. Prepare your business plan now and you will have a guide.

Some people love drinking beer. Well, if your passion for this kind of thing is that strong, you can benefit greatly if you start a microbrewery business. The good thing about this business is that you can run it at home and yet it has an excellent profit and growth potential. To start out right, you need to pass the test - taste for your brew. Create a homemade brew and let your friends or colleague taste it. Get their feedbacks. If these people love the brew, then it’s time to start a business.

Since you will be marketing to a larger audience, you will need to preserve the brew’s quality and taste. Try to come up with your own magic formula. Be prepared to encounter the common start-up problems. Don’t worry because if you’re prepared and you’ve already studied various success stories of microbrewery owners, you can easily overcome the problems. Things will be easier if you have your very own business plan. You can simply hire a business consultant to do the job for you. The plan should already cover the warehouse rental, equipment, office rental, salaries of employees, and other important aspects of the business. The business plan will serve as you guide to managing your day to day business operations.

You will need to purchase your own equipment for beer making. Do you have available resources? Some of the equipment you will need is brewing systems, kegs, kettles, storage tanks, etc. You will also need your own team that will be comprised of a lawyer, an accountant, salespeople, and YOU. Since you’re just starting out, pick employees who are not that picky when it comes to salaries because all you can offer is minimum wage. Hire only dedicated employees. You can expand your microbrewery business when your business has already gained popularity.

As you expand, you can now sell packages of home-brewing kits and beer-making lessons. If you’re able to prove the success of your business, you can now offer franchising. You can now introduce your product to retail chains, in restaurants, and other establishments. With strong commitment, patience, hard work, and dedication, you will truly succeed in this kind of business. Don’t forget to inquire about the licensing requirements in your place. You see, in some places, it can be hard to secure the needed licensing for selling or manufacturing liquor. Make sure that all facets of the microbrewery business are addressed promptly and appropriately to ensure continuous success.


  • DEBASISH KAR said on October 8, 2011
    Dear Sir/ madam, How to Start a microbrewery to Sell the products in Market, and what would be the profit ratio, please help me below my question.
    1. Initial Investment approximate .
    2. How many manpower is required ?
    3. About market
    4. Profit ratio
    5. Basic instruments and infrastructure needed.
    kindly reply, Regards
  • Mike Trissell said on August 1, 2012
    I'm from Rio Ranchoin New Mexico, just outside of Albuquerque. We are thinking of starting up a Microbrewery and would like some information - Thanks


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