Pickett Brewing Company opened their doors in August 2022 in a quaint neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland. Co-owners and neighbors Kate Conway and Jason Howard decided amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic to plan a brewery. One thing they knew for certain was that they wanted a neighborhood vibe for their brewery... especially since the brewery is named after the street that Jason lives on.
Both Kate and Jason attended UVM's Business of Craft Brewing program prior to planning their brewery. Kate saw the certificate program as a way to expedite her knowledge of the brewing industry... similar to a brewing bootcamp. The knowledge gained by both Kate and Jason was very helpful as they tackled supply chain issues, staffing shortages, delays in construction, and financial planning as they built the pieces of Pickett Brewing Company.
Listen as UVM's Gregory Dunkling chats with Kate Conway about the path to opening the brewery and garner her best advice to future brewery owners.
I Built This Brewery Podcast, sponsored by the University of Vermont's Business of Craft Beer Program, is a show where brewery owners from across the country share their stories of how and why they started a brewery. We explore their backgrounds before beer, the adventures of opening a brewery, and garner their best piece of advice for future brewery owners.
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