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NH Craft Brewing Startup Workshop

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University of New Hampshire- Professional Development & Training

119 International Drive

Pease Tradeport

Portsmouth, NH 03801

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This 5-day workshop is designed for working professionals who benefit from a flexible format. After completing your evening sessions (Monday-Thursday 5p-8p), you’ll join our all-day NH Craft Brew Conference on Friday, November 10, to wrap up your startup workshop experience. We’ve designed several conference tracks just for you and other entrepreneurs.

You’ll also have the option to purchase a ticket to the Brewer’s Banquet on Friday evening, where you can network with brewers from around New England and meet some craft brewing movers and shakers. You’ll learn all about the ins and outs of the craft brewery industry as successful craft brewery owners and industry professionals share their stories and provide insight into the inner workings of their business.

Several attendees from last year’s craft brewing startup workshop will also share valuable tips about their startup experiences over the last year. Each day will take you deeper into the startup experience as you gather helpful information about funding, brewing logistics, marketing, supplies, ingredients, legal issues, distribution and strategic planning. You’ll leave the workshop with a personalized business plan, new industry contacts, good memories and a better understanding of what it takes to enter the nano-craft brewing market.

We've gathered a number of NH's seacoast area breweries to share their knowledge, know how and first hand experience in NH's ever evolving Craft Brewery culture. Throwback Brewery, 7th Settlement, Stoneface Brewing Co, Earth Eagle Brewings and Liars Bench Beer Co!

Workshop Agenda:


Monday 11/6
Instructors: Dave Boynton, Josh Henry (7th Settlement); Butch Heilshorn (Earth Eagle Brewings)

5:00p-5:30p- Introduction, Goals and Assignments

5:30p-6:30p- Year One: What is a Brewery?

6:30p-6:45p- Break

6:45p-7:30p- Money: Funding,Taxes, Expenses, Revenue

7:30p-7:45p- Break

7:45p-8:45p- Top 10 Pitfall of Craft Brewery Startup

8:45p-9p- Q & A

Tuesday 11/7
Instructor: Peter Beauregard (Stoneface Brewing Co); Cheryl Parker (UNH)

5:00p-5:30p- Session Overview and Review

5:30p-6:30p- The Story Behind the Beer: Brewery Identity

6:30p-6:45p- Break

6:45p-7:30p- Brewing Quality, Permits, Regulations and Paperwork

7:30p-7:45p- Break

7:45p-8:45p- Distribution: Opportunities, Setbacks and Expectations (Year 1-3)

8:45p-9p- Q & A

Wednesday 11/8
Instructors: Nicole Carrier (Throwback Brewery); Dave Boynton (7th Settlement)

5:00p-5:30p- Session Overview and Review

5:30p-6:30p- Share Business Plans with Peers

6:30p-6:45p- Break

6:45p-7:30p- Marketing, Engaging Your Community, Public Relations

7:30p-7:45p- Break

7:45p-8:45p- Sourcing Ingredients, Equipment and Draught Considerations

8:45p-9p- Q & A

Thursday 11/9
Instructors: Dane and Dagan (Liar’s Bench Beer Co); Dave Boynton (7th Settlement); Butch Heilshorn (Earth Eagle Brewings) and some students from last year’s workshop

5:00p-5:30p- Session Overview and Review

5:30p-6:30p- Panel Discussion with 3 Local Brewers

6:30p-6:45p- Break

6:45p-7:30p- Panel Discussion with 3 Local Brewers

7:30p-7:45p- Break

7:45p-8:45p- Resources for Year 1

8:45p-9p- Q & A


Friday 11/10

8am-4:30p- NH Craft Brew Conference

Keynote Speaker- Mitch Steele, Brewmaster, COO and Co-Founder New Realm Brewing Co.
(for the full conference agenda click here)

4:30p-5:30p- Happy Hour

5:30p-7:30p- NH Brewers' Banquet*
(*optional- additional $65 fee to attend)


For more details visit: http://training.unh.edu/brewing or http://www.granitestatebrewersassociation.org/


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Make the most of it and attend the 1st Annual NH Craft Brew Conference on Friday November, 10th, 2017 for more information and tickets click here.

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