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Lease, Rent or Own Kegs?

When evaluating your brewery’s finances one of the first questions you might find yourself asking is should we lease, rent, or purchase outright our kegs? The cost of purchasing kegs outright can be a daunting line item in the grand scheme of launching or expanding a brewery, but the liability of using rented kegs can […]

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Financing Your Craft Brewery Expansion

The craft brewing scene continues to grow in popularity among daily drinkers and beer enthusiasts. Every brewery must be proactive to keep valued customers coming back for more. Developing your signature brews, branding, packaging, and taproom atmosphere is essential for keeping pace in the craft beer industry today. All of these upgrades require an investment […]

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Funding Your Craft Brewery

Craft Breweries have become a new staple in our culture and continue to grow in popularity. As English rocker Dave Berry once stated, “Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as […]

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For Beer, Planet and Country

As Hank Williams, Jr. has wisely pointed out, “a country boy can survive.”  To help survive the pandemic and its colossal challenges, Kentucky’s Country Boy Brewing has turned to Brewery Finance and Earthly Labs. With funding help from Brewery Finance, the brewery has purchased Earthly’s trailblazing “CiCi” CO2 capture system. The system will convert the […]

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Treat Your Wastewater, Save Bucks and H2O

As money-saving, pro-environment brewing moves go, treating your own wastewater is an unsung no-brainer. “Instead of just paying for wastewater treatment,” Craig Hotchkies says, “you cut your wastewater treatment costs by more than 33%, you get a productive piece of brewery equipment, and you get water to use.” Hotchkies is with Enereau, which makes wastewater […]

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A Secret Service for Bigger Sales

For Andrew Coplon, the key to boosting a brewery’s across-the-bar sales comes from an unlikely source: snow cones. “I sold them at baseball games as a kid,” says Coplon, whose Secret Hopper company provides an undercover shopper service for the beer trade. “It taught me a lot about how to create a fast and positive […]

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