How Much Does It Cost to Start a Brewery?
We've heard an awful lot about the ins and outs of starting a creamery here at culture, but what does it take to start a brewery? The folks over at Modern Times Beer explain it might take more than you think.
It may sound ridiculous, but it never occurred to me that anyone would think $1.25 million was a huge sum given the task at hand. If you found it in a suitcase, yes, it would seem like a lot, probably because you’d start thinking about how much coke you could buy with it. If it were your annual salary, then yup, that’d be a lot too, even though you’d probably have an absurdly distorted sense of your own relative wealth and deny it like a jerk. But if that’s all the money you have to start a 30 bbl brewery, then no, that is not a lot of money.