In Episode 1 of I Built This Brewery, we travel to Santa Monica, California to talk with Scott Francis of Santa Monica Brew Works (SMBW), a music industry veteran and former practicing lawyer, who has transformed himself into a craft beer entrepreneur and led the establishment of Santa Monica’s first craft brewery.
We'll learn how in only five years Scott has grown the business into a Southern California success story, giving SMBW a presence in sports stadiums, entertainment arenas, restaurants, bars, hotels and markets throughout LA and points north, east and south.
And we'll hear his best piece of advice for 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.