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Can we call a duck a duck?

Recently, we have seen the M&A space for craft breweries in what I call a low boil. Meaning, it’s still hot, but people are talking …

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Equipment that is loved, loves you back

Starting a brewery is hard work. In the beginning and even up through the first 2 years everyone involved is wearing multiple hats, working long …

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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 …

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CC // Local

I had three inquiry calls last week.  One question I always ask is, where are your distributing?  All three breweries used the term “hyper-local.”  Two …

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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 …

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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 …

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CC // Q&A

Q: How important is operational process for my brewery? A: As polite as I can say it, if you are not growing, you’re dying. Before …

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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 …

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CC…Revenue Per Sq Ft.

A common question I get is: what is the quickest path to profitability for a brewery. We all know the answer is the taproom. The …

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What is the deal with CC?

We start each post with CC to remind the reader we are Crafting Candor. Our unique and honest information delivery sets us apart. Add in our …

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