Insights from Inside the Craft Industry

We regularly publish our best insights, extracted from our direct front line experience, feedback, and observation of craft industry. This is not the place for patronizing, feel-good stories, but instead the hard truth owners and operators need to hear.

You’ll also find our most recent publications below. When you subscribe to our email list, you’ll receive both weekly insights like these as well as our quarterly email series as we publish them. If you are open-minded, ambitious, and dedicated to building something significant, we’d love to have you with us.

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Guidance on Federal Tax Credits from The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Last week the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was passed into law, which provides two federal tax relief options available to us. Below are a …

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A Coronavirus Action Plan for Breweries

It’s a black hole vortex of information out there and so protecting our energy and attention is critical right now. My inbox, if any indication, …

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Leader’s Eat Last and Thinking Process, Not Product

First, the topic dominating almost every conversation this week… The thing on everyone’s mind A quick share from what we thought was a clear, no-nonsense …

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The Action Component: How owners and operators bring Intelligent Action to life

Well, I feel comfortable saying that we have officially outdone ourselves. We’ve laid down some serious knowledge over the course of this series. Knowledge that …

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Leadership and Vision: The Brewery Benchmarks Assessment Step 5

This portion of the Intelligent Action Series walks through our Brewery Benchmarks Assessment process, step-by-step. Step 1: Context & Endgame Step 2: Financial Analysis Step …

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Annual Goals: The Brewery Benchmarks Assessment Step 4

This portion of the Intelligent Action Series walks through our Brewery Benchmarks Assessment process, step-by-step. Step 1: Context & Endgame Step 2: Financial Analysis Step …

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Taproom, Distribution, Operations: The Brewery Benchmarks Assessment Step 3

This portion of the Intelligent Action Series walks through our Brewery Benchmarks Assessment process, step-by-step. Step 1: Context & Endgame Step 2: Financial Analysis Step …

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Financial Analysis: The Brewery Benchmarks Assessment Step 2

This portion of the Intelligent Action Series walks through our Brewery Benchmarks Assessment process, step-by-step. Step 1: Context & Endgame Step 2: Financial Analysis Step …

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Context and Endgame: The Brewery Benchmarks Assessment Step 1

This portion of the Intelligent Action Series walks through our Brewery Benchmarks Assessment process, step-by-step. Step 1: Context & Endgame Step 2: Financial Analysis Step …

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Making Intelligent Decisions in The Brewery: The Building Blocks

Entrepreneur and business philosopher Keith J. Cunningham has a theory. It’s a bit advanced, so bear with me here. His magnum opus? Smart people do …

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