Brewery Accounting

Brewery Valuation Question

I received this email a while back about brewery valuation and sale and wanted to share… Chris, We are a small brewery about to celebrate our 4 year anniversary. I think our growth has been strong over the 4 years since we have doubled capacity year over year. Our sales are primarily taproom (beer only) …

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CC // Wicked Weed Please

PRODUCT. BRAND. MARKET. SELL. STRATEGY. EXECUTE. MEASURE. HACK. All bullshit aside, let’s forget about selling the brewery for a minute. Why don’t we focus on making it through this “umph.” I define a “umph” as the leveling off in an industry cycle. It happened in the 90’s, my paper talks about it, it will happen …

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CC // Markup v. Margin

I recently wrote a post about Gross Profit vs Gross Margin, it was nice.  Piggybacking off that topic I want to explain the differences between Markup vs Margin.  More specifically, what it looks like at different points in the supply chain.  In the margin vs markup game, margin wins….always.  Distributors and Retailers work off margin. …

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CC // Taproom Pricing

Since taproom pricing is a personal mission of mine, I thought I would lay out 3 reasons to increase your on-premises pricing.   Average price per pint in the US is $3.62.  Are you above or below that?  Jeez, I hope above.  I will assume you are at $4.00 or $4.50 per pint.  What are …

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CC // Pint Price

Since taproom pricing is a personal mission of mine, I thought I would lay out 3 reasons to increase your on-premises pricing.   Average price per pint in the US is $3.62.  Are you above or below that?  Jeez, I hope above.  I will assume you are at $4.00 or $4.50 per pint.  What are …

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CC…Inventory

What do the following groups have in common:   Mom + Camera + LLC   Brewery operator + Finance background   Nothing. They both have better compliments   If we are ever on the phone, ask me about moms & cameras, I have a hilarious story. Finance people are great at reading spreadsheets and raising …

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Tax Credits

Most microbreweries and brewpubs should be aware of three tax saving provisions they are most likely eligible for.  The provisions consist of two tax credits and one deduction, it is important to have a tax professional position the company to take best advantage of them.  The three provisions are: FICA Tip Credit Domestic Production Activity …

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