The Start A Brewery Podcast

Continuing the two part conversation about the necessary – nay, essential - systems for your brewing business, our guests take a hard look at the key people who make up your brewery business team. Who are they, how did you find them, and how much of a voice do they have in the direction and decision making for your business? The conversation hits highlights about business structure, communication, sharing of business progress, supporting your team, and ultimately how many hours there are in a day. Larry Chase and Matt Hughes have lived experience from so many different perspectives around this topic, and their wisdom is helpful on just as many levels.


Matt Hughes, USI Insurance
 Matt has been a commercial insurance and risk consultant for 18 years. In addition, he has been a brewer for Wynkoop Brewing Company & founder/ former head brewer for Goldspot Brewing Co.

Larry Chase, Great Game of Business Certified Coach
Beer flavor variety brought Larry to craft brewing in 1997. Today he supports and coaches owners who want to build a culture of ownership and employee involvement.

About StartABrewery
StartABrewery is a collaboration amongst a fun group of craft beer industry veterans who are often invited to speak at beer business / brewing education programs. Each has offered to share their knowledge and experience to support the craft beer community as a whole by helping fledgling breweries in planning.

Conceived and coordinated by Candace L. Moon, The Craft Beer Attorney, and Laura Lodge of Customized Craft Beer Programs, StartABrewery is provided as an educational resource for those dreaming of opening a brewery, those who are taking steps to make their dream a reality, and those who are opening their brewery doors and living it.

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Music: Positive Fat Bass Intro Loop by WinnieTheMoog
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Start A Brewery
StartABrewery is a website providing educational information for start up breweries created by Candace L. Moon (@craftbeeratty) & Laura Lodge (@bigbeersfest).

What is The Start A Brewery Podcast?

The Start A Brewery Podcast covers all things with regard to starting (or growing) a brewery. New episodes are available every other Tuesday and track the process from the original vision, through developing a business plan and into Plan, Act, Open & Grow.