- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Brewers Publications (December 26, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0937381896
- ISBN-13: 978-0937381892
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.6 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #381,457 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Brewers Association's Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery Paperback – December 26, 2006
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A person who is serious about starting a brewery will need to buy more books and learn a lot more after reading this book, but it's a good start for an outsider. Anyone who ever worked in a brewery before, or has experience running (not working in, but running) a restaurant, you could probably skip most this book and move on to more detail oriented books.
However, there is a lot of very good information in this book, and it has a lot of uses. This is a great place to start for anyone considering opening a brewery or brewpub, but has no experience in either industry. This isn't about brewing beer, it's about the industry and some of the logistical headaches associated with a brewery.
Chapters include topics like choosing the right flooring for the brewery, waste water, TTB regulations and more. If nothing else, you should buy this book only to learn about all of the things that you haven't considered when you think about opening a brewery. The Brewers Association's Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery also provides a few good numbers and spreadsheets to give you some idea of how the money goes.
Some of the reviewers have the wrong expectation. If you are surprised by the fact that a book this broad cannot tell you every single step to open up in your specific neighborhood, city, county, state, then you seriously underestimating how detailed and cumbersome opening a business of this scale can be. The book does point out the main process for most people, and has a useful list of regulatory agencies to check with.
The chapters on floors was useful, and if that sounds boring to you, then you are not going to take from this book what it is trying to provide, again, that is a useful list of very specific details that people are likely to over look.
Of course there are several other chapters and bits of info here than floors.
Also, if you think that there is a one stop resource for this sort of thing, then at least this will help you realize that there isn't, their can't, and their probably shouldn't be. otherwise this is a nifty resource. if you are in any stage of thinking about this, then you should grab this book, so that you are that much more prepared for what might come up.
First, I agree with the previous reviewer - this book has more typos and grammatical errors than any book I've ever read! It's really unacceptable in any book, but certainly when the book retails for $80.
Second, this isn't a step-by-step guide to starting a brewing business. It's a hodgepodge of articles from old issues of The New Brewer magazine combined with random interviews and new writings from various "brewing professionals". Their seems to be no real "road map" or grand plan to the way the info is presented. I was extremely disappointed in the amount of information provided on professional brewing equipment. In contrast, an entire chapter was devoted to the selection of flooring material for the brewhouse floor. Admittedly this is an important decision, but the ratio to other information is odd at best.
I've met Ray Daniels at an AHA rally and he seems like a great guy who is passionate about beer and brewing. Unfortunately, this is a poor effort by Ray and I am guessing he's quite embarrassed whenever anyone mentions it.