They say if you choose a job that you love, you will never work a day in your life. If you’re a home brewer, expanding your hobby into a profitable business is one way you can ensure that the work you do to earn a living will never feel like work.
Wondering how to go about turning your home brewing into a business or perhaps even starting a brewery of your own? Here are some tips to help you make it happen!
Brewing good beer takes time – and lots of practice! If you’re like most home brewers, you’ve likely had a batch or two of beer turn out to be terrible. Before you can take your home brewing hobby to the next level, you’ll need to master the basics of beer brewing. That’s not to say that you won’t have a bad batch once in a while – even the best brewers produce a dud occasionally. But before you expand your hobby into a business, you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of experience brewing your own beer. Be sure you are producing a beer you like with consistency and you’re completely comfortable reproducing the brew before you take the next step.
Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb and try something unique or different while you’re brewing. Add some exotic ingredients. Test out flavor combinations you’re unsure of. If you want to be successful as a home brewer turned entrepreneur, you’ll most likely have to come up with something original that’s never been done before. As a result, don’t shy away from experimenting and getting creative with your brews!
Taking your brewing to the next level can be intimidating. Whether you’re widening your distribution by sharing your latest batch with family and friends or you’re partnering with other avid home brewers to establish a local microbrewery, growing your hobby and putting yourself out there can take some guts. When it comes to expanding your home brewing into a business, don’t let your fear of failure hold you back. Be smart about the decisions you make, do your best to think things through, and brace yourself for things to not go as planned – but once you feel like you’re ready to take the next step, go for it!
As an entrepreneur trying to get a start and gain traction in any industry, it can be easy to get discouraged. If your break into the microbrew market isn’t going as planned, don’t give up. Do your best to use the adversity you face to make you a better brewer and businessperson. Keep your eye out for opportunities and resources you may be able to take advantage of and be patient. Remember: even the biggest and most successful microbreweries had to start somewhere. Good things take time!
Set yourself up for success by investing in the microbrewing equipment and products you need to expand your hobby into a business. Do what you can to find affordable bottles and caps without skimping on quality. Consider labeling your beers to give them a professional, polished look. As you continue to scale your distribution and build your brewery, keep in mind that there may come a time when you’ll need to invest in infrastructure that will help to keep things running smoothly. Keep an eye out for products like the MicroBottler from DK Advanced Technologies, which are designed with avid home brewers and small microbreweries in mind. These types of beer brewing and bottling equipment are priced affordably but can make a huge difference in increasing efficiency.
From Home Brewer to Entrepreneur
If you’re an avid home brewer and beer lover, building your hobby into a business by starting a brewery and entering the bottled beer market is not out of the question!
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