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Fun & Excitement While Opening a Brewery

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.

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? That's the point of this presentation • 15 Lafayette Ave, by Niagara St (Mmm, Santasiero's) • Seven guys: Ethan, Dave, Rudy, Greg, Dan, Chris, Matt
  3. 3. A bit of perspective 5 mm If we're 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 lies Brewery 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 m Beer 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 you're 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 Brewer's Notice Just one page of fun
  12. 12. 90 days for the Brewer's Notice
  13. 13. 90 days for the Brewer's Notice We filed January 18, 141 days ago.
  14. 14. We've never used these
  15. 15. The Kicker • You need a location before you file • All told, it's at least a year (TTB, SLA, etc) • This means you're paying rent and utilities while being legally prohibited from making money
  16. 16. What We've Learned • Have friends. You cannot do this alone. We're the League of Extraordinary Brewers. • Have lots of money and free time. You'll dump both into the brewery. • Social media! Friends have benefits. • Brewer's Notice: have detailed plans. • Nano is the way to go (n=1).

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