Brewing the American Dream

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.

Corie Brown

· 8 min read

Starting a Craft Beer Company? 10 Industry-Specific Tips for Writing a Mission Statement.

Answer these key questions, then follow the expert advice for determining the mission behind your craft beverage startup.

Corie Brown

· 5 min read

6 Secrets for Success in the Craft Beer Industry

Before you get started, review these requirements and advice.

Corie Brown

· 7 min read

An Insider's Look at the Craft Distillery Industry

This industry overview offers a look at the history, culture and future of this business so you can decide if starting your own distillery is right for you.

Corie Brown

· 5 min read

So You Want to Start a Craft Brewery

If you're thinking about starting your own microbrewery, this industry overview offers a look at the history, culture and future of this business so you can decide whether to jump in.

Corie Brown

· 7 min read

Sam Adams Founder: Waiting for That 'Light Bulb' Moment? Don't.

Jim Koch launched the Boston Beer Company from his kitchen table in 1984. Now, 30 years later, the leader of the craft brewing movement is doing more than $700 million in sales. Here's what he learned about starting up.

Catherine Clifford

· 5 min read