Corie Brown is a co-founder and general manager of Zester Media, an award-winning destination for food, wine, and travel enthusiasts. A former editor and writer with the Los Angeles Times, Corie was West Coast entertainment correspondent with Newsweek and a columnist for Premiere Magazine. On staff with BusinessWeek in Boston and other McGraw-Hill publications in New York City and Washington, D.C., she has written about energy, the environment and healthcare. She is a frequent contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine and the author of Start Your Own Microbrewery, Distillery, and Cidery (Entrepreneur Press, June 2015).
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The Legal Lowdown on Starting a Brewery or Distillery
Find out what legal hoops you'll need to jump through in your state before starting a craft alcoholic beverage business.
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Answer these key questions, then follow the expert advice for determining the mission behind your craft beverage startup.