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Is Craft Beer as Close to a Sure Thing as an Entrepreneur Can Get?

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This story appears in the September 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Failure rates for new craft breweries are near zero. So what is it about this sector that almost always leads to viable businesses? In part, success for startups comes down to cooperative strategies from established breweries. Established companies teach new brewers best practices for sanitation to reduce spoilage; they invite new breweries to events and often feature those brewers’ beers in their taprooms; and they bring new brewers into their breweries to make beer, answer questions and swap war stories. New brewers never feel alone.

Courtesy of Russian River Brewing Co.

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