For many of us craft beer fanatics and homebrew wizards, building your own beer brand from your basement is the new American Dream.

Of course, this dream isn’t relegated to the U.S., or even North America. Not by a long shot.

Hopheads worldwide are turning their passion for beer into startups, and not just breweries. With all of the frenetic activity in the craft beer space, from buyouts to collaborations, craft beer lovers everywhere are eager to combine their passion and their business acumen.

If you’re starting a beer-related business (or thinking ahead), here are a variety of perspectives on the industry you’ll find helpful. These recent features include startup success stories, business models and industry forecasts. Cheers!


Co-op models mean you (yes you!) can own a brewery


Craft beer: Childhood friends creating small production brewery


The Craft Beer Industry may be in for Some Tough Times



Victory and Southern Tier Brewing form alliance


The Race to Scale: A New Kind of Deal


Harmonic Brewery shows us how to market a brewery through events


Sam Adams Founder: Waiting for That ‘Light Bulb’ Moment? Don’t.


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