Overview

PDT-BrwSU-01

Craft Brewery Startup Workshop

Join UNH Professional Development & Training and the UNH Brewing Science Laboratory for a multi-day workshop designed to teach you the ins and outs of starting your own craft brewery. This multi-day workshop is designed for working professionals who benefit from a flexible format, and includes a seacoast brewery tour and access to the 2018 NH Craft Brew Conference. Workshop sessions will be lead by craft brewery owners and industry professionals who will share their stories and provide insights into the inner workings of their business. Attendees from previous years will also share valuable tips about their startup experiences. Each day will take you deeper into the startup process as you gather helpful information about funding, brewing logistics, marketing, supplies, ingredients, quality, legal issues, distribution and strategic planning. You’ll leave the workshop with a personalized business plan, new industry contacts, good memories and a better understanding of what it takes to enter the nano/craft brewing market.

What You Will Learn

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Craft Brewery Startup Workshop

Tuesday 10/23/18 6:00-7:00pm Introductions, Goals, Schedule
    7:00-8:30pm Planning a Brewery: More Than Recipes
       
Thursday 10/25/18 6:00-7:15pm QA/QC, Brewhouse Safety & OSHA
    7:15-8:30pm FDA, Waste Streams & Regulations
       
Saturday 10/27/18 12:00-6:00pm Seacoast Brewery Tour
       
Tuesday 10/30/18 6:00-7:15pm Business Structure + Business Plan
    7:15-8:30pm Branding, Marketing, Sales
       
Thursday 11/1/18 6:00-7:15pm The TTB and NHLC - Taxes & Compliance
    7:15-8:30pm Equipment, Space, and Materials
       
Friday 11/2/18 8:30am-4:30pm NH Craft Brew Conference

 

A copy of the Brewers Association's Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery is included in the course fee. 

Travel & Site Information

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Craft Brewery Startup Workshop

From Route 4 West:
Take the exit for Route 155A. At the bottom of the ramp take a left. Follow Main Street approximately 3/4 mile. Take the second left on to North Drive. Stay on North Drive, pass Cole Hall on your right and take a right into the Cole Hall parking lot. Barton Hall is accessed through the main doors of Cole Hall. 

From Route 4 East:
Take the exit for Route 155A. At the bottom of the ramp take a right. Follow Main Street approximately 3/4 mile. Take the second left on to North Drive.  Stay on North Drive, pass Cole Hall on your right and take a right into the Cole Hall parking lot.

From Main Street:
Take a right onto Mast Road Extension.  Take your first right onto Gables Way.  Take your first left onto North Drive.  Take your first left into the Cole Hall parking lot.

Instructor Bios

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Craft Brewery Startup Workshop

  • Devin Bush

    Devin Bush is the Head Brewer at Henniker Brewing Company in Henniker, NH. 

  • Nicole Carrier

    Nicole Carrier is the Co-Founder and President of Throwback Brewery in North Hampton, NH.

  • Ken Jennings

    Ken Jennings is the founder of Brewing Science Services, LLC.

  • Dane Nielsen

    Dane Nielsen is the Head Brewer at Liars Bench Beer Company in Portsmouth, NH. 

  • Cheryl Parker

    Cheryl Parker is the Brewery Manager at the UNH Brewery, and lead faculty member for the UNH Brewing Science Minor. 

  • David Yarrington

    Dave Yarrington is a partner and Brewmaster at Chapel + Main. 

This course is currently unavailable.