The MoreBeer! Podcast

So You Want to OPEN a BREWERY? with Side Gate Brewery | The Mash Up

July 18, 2023 MoreBeer!
The MoreBeer! Podcast
So You Want to OPEN a BREWERY? with Side Gate Brewery | The Mash Up
Show Notes

On this episode of The Mash Up, Vito visits Sidegate Brewery in Concord, CA to talk to owners Paul and Kevin about the journey of opening their brewery. The conversation starts with their decision and inspiration to start Sidegate, then moves into creating a business plan and securing funding before finding their location, then into the construction of the brewery, before discussing their day-to-day life now as brewers and business owners. Of course, we talk about beer and sample a flight at their bar along the way! If you're considering going pro, this is the conversation for you! Enjoy 🍻

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https://www.sidegatebrewing.com/

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0:00 Intro
1:24 Turning a Dream and Passion for Homebrewing into a Brewery
3:18 Creating a Business Plan
7:33 Resources Used When Starting a Brewery
9:51 Choosing Food Trucks Over a Kitchen
12:33 Financing a New Brewery
15:06 Constructing a New Brewery
19:34 Sampling Sidegate Brewery's Beers
22:40 Day to Day Jobs After Opening a Brewery
27:20 Are You Living the Dream?