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Fun & Excitement While  Opening a Brewery                Dan Conley            Community Beer Works       dan@communitybee...
What is Community      Beer Works?• Nanobrewery coming soon to a Buffalo near  you• How soon? Thats the point of this pres...
A bit of perspective            5 mm     If were an ant...
A bit of perspective             7.5 cm Flying Bison is a baseball...
A bit of perspective              6.5 m Sam Adams is a killer whale...
A bit of perspective                3.9 km...and Budweiser is a moon of Jupiter
Lies and damn liesBrewery    bbl/year    Ratio           Size CBW         432         1            5 mm Flying            ...
Now then: the process
Now then: the process• Find a location• File with the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco  Taxation and Trade Bureau (TTB)• File w...
Location• You need a lease before you can  file with the TTB• Zoning laws assume youre a  giant brewery• It was tough to fin...
TTB• All owners need to pass a  background check• Be prepared to write: our  application was over 65 pages• You WILL misfil...
90 days for theBrewers Notice
90 days for the  Brewers NoticeWe filed January 18, 141 days ago.
Weve never used these
The Kicker• You need a location before you file• All told, its at least a year (TTB, SLA, etc)• This means youre paying ren...
What Weve Learned• Have friends. You cannot do this alone. Were the  League of Extraordinary Brewers.• Have lots of money ...
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Fun & Excitement While Opening a Brewery

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Dan Conley from Community Beer Works talks about nanobrewing, the scale differences in breweries and the process involved of starting a brewery of your own.

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Fun & Excitement While Opening a Brewery

  1. 1. Fun & Excitement While Opening a Brewery Dan Conley Community Beer Works dan@communitybeerworks.com http://www.communitybeerworks.com
  2. 2. What is Community Beer Works?• Nanobrewery coming soon to a Buffalo near you• How soon? Thats the point of this presentation• 15 Lafayette Ave, by Niagara St (Mmm, Santasieros)• Seven guys: Ethan, Dave, Rudy, Greg, Dan, Chris, Matt
  3. 3. A bit of perspective 5 mm If were an ant...
  4. 4. A bit of perspective 7.5 cm Flying Bison is a baseball...
  5. 5. A bit of perspective 6.5 m Sam Adams is a killer whale...
  6. 6. A bit of perspective 3.9 km...and Budweiser is a moon of Jupiter
  7. 7. Lies and damn liesBrewery bbl/year Ratio Size CBW 432 1 5 mm Flying 6,500 15.05 7.5 cm Bison Boston 565,000 1,307.87 6.5 mBeer Co.Anheuser 339,945,1 786,910 3.9 km Busch 17 1 bbl = 31 US gallons
  8. 8. Now then: the process
  9. 9. Now then: the process• Find a location• File with the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Taxation and Trade Bureau (TTB)• File with the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA)• Pass inspection from the NYS Department of Agriculture• Make some beer!
  10. 10. Location• You need a lease before you can file with the TTB• Zoning laws assume youre a giant brewery• It was tough to find a location in a community• Breweries use a lot of gas and water
  11. 11. TTB• All owners need to pass a background check• Be prepared to write: our application was over 65 pages• You WILL misfile something. The WILL be delays.• Once you file, no brewing on site. At all.• No more than 90 days later, get a Brewers Notice Just one page of fun
  12. 12. 90 days for theBrewers Notice
  13. 13. 90 days for the Brewers NoticeWe filed January 18, 141 days ago.
  14. 14. Weve never used these
  15. 15. The Kicker• You need a location before you file• All told, its at least a year (TTB, SLA, etc)• This means youre paying rent and utilities while being legally prohibited from making money
  16. 16. What Weve Learned• Have friends. You cannot do this alone. Were the League of Extraordinary Brewers.• Have lots of money and free time. Youll dump both into the brewery.• Social media! Friends have benefits.• Brewers Notice: have detailed plans.• Nano is the way to go (n=1).

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