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Use This Idea to Save on Taxes

Use This Idea to Save on Taxes

No one likes paying too much in taxes. In this post we’ll review an idea to use an outside service to reduce one of your tax obligations: the dreaded, and ever-increasing property tax. Property tax is calculated by multiplying the tax rate by the assessed value of the property – ...
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New Brewery, Winery or Distillery Start Up

New Brewery, Winery or Distillery Start Up

By: Kris Bohm: Distillery Now Consulting, LLC Starting up a new beverage alcohol business is hard. Whether making beer, wine, or spirits, the challenges are daunting and upfront costs are huge. No one takes the leap to start a new business knowing it will fail, but many of them will ...
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Beware the Franchise Law Lurking Behind Your Distribution Agreement  

Beware the Franchise Law Lurking Behind Your Distribution Agreement  

By: Louis J. Terminello, Esq. and Bradley Berkman, Esq No party enters a contract with the expectation that its terms will be unfavorable to them. Having drafted innumerable agreements of all sorts, including beverage alcohol distribution agreements, we have learned that the underlying principle for successful contract negotiations and drafting ...
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Is it Time to Order More Brick-and-Mortar Locations for Your Bar or Restaurant?

Is it Time to Order More Brick-and-Mortar Locations for Your Bar or Restaurant?

By: Raj Tulshan, Founder of Loan Mantra Is commercial real estate making a comeback in the hospitality industry? After several extremely disruptive years of a global pandemic – and the resulting lockdowns, inflation, supply chain disruptions, and staffing shortages – is the future finally brighter for hospitality and real estate? ...
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Optimizing Same Day At Home Beverage Delivery  

Optimizing Same Day At Home Beverage Delivery  

By: Anar Mammadov It’s not easy to make a beverage brand succeed. The marketing must be just right, including packaging, positioning, and placement of ads. Securing distribution is another step; hitting your sales numbers starts with getting your product in stores. Even when those two are achieved, brands still need ...
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The Impact of COVID on Beer Tourism

The Impact of COVID on Beer Tourism

By: Becky Garrison As expected, brewery tours were among those hospitality offerings impacted by the ongoing global pandemic. While some experimented with online offerings, others simply closed shop or halted operations intermittently. For example, prior to COVID, Abil Bradshaw regularly gave tours of the Seattle-based Pike Brewing Company. Also, the ...
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Increased Options in the Use of Yeast Strains Leads to Distilling Boom

Increased Options in the Use of Yeast Strains Leads to Distilling Boom

By Gerald Dlubala It’s an exciting time for craft distillers, for sure,” said Kris Wangelin, manager and distiller at Square One Brewery and Distillery in St Louis, Missouri. “When you see what’s currently happening in craft distilling, it’s easy to believe that distilling is on the cusp of some amazing ...
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How to Get a Grant to Support Your Craft Beverage Business

How to Get a Grant to Support Your Craft Beverage Business

By: Alyssa L. Ochs Starting a brewery or distillery can typically cost anywhere from $250,000 to $2 million, which is a lot of money to raise if you’re starting your new endeavor from scratch. Craft beverage businesses often need money from outside sources to launch and continue operations, and one ...
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Devin Walden: Blazing Trails in the Spirits World

Devin Walden: Blazing Trails in the Spirits World

By: Nan McCreary Long dominated by men, the spirits industry is attracting a growing number of females, not just as entry-level employees but as master blenders, tasters, distillers and even as owners. One of these new rising stars on the scene is Devin Walden, who was recently named the master ...
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The Do’s & Don’ts of Cleaning Barrels

The Do’s & Don’ts of Cleaning Barrels

By: Cheryl Gray Knowing precisely how to clean and sanitize a barrel means avoiding certain disasters, save time and protect the product. Cutting corners means inviting contamination, a surefire way to destroy an otherwise saleable product. By contrast, proper cleaning and sanitizing ensure a pristine, bacteria-free barrel, which means the ...
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