Successful Breweries Share Their Advice

If you want to learn how to start your own brewery and successful craft brewing business you’ve come to the right place. Over the past 10 years, Portland Kettle Works has helped launch over 360 craft breweries all around the world and over 97% of them are still in business producing great craft beers. It’s not an accident.

Portland KettleWorks was founded by experienced craft brewers who knew what it takes to make not just a great brewery but a successful business as well. We have a process that works and if you follow it you can succeed, too.

If you’re serious about your craft brewing venture Portland Kettle Works is here to help you succeed every step along the way. Stick with us and before you know it we’ll be having one of our famous plaque ceremonies and adding your brewery’s logo to Portland Kettle Work’s famous craft brewer “Wall of Fame”:

Portland Kettle Works Brewery Wall of Fame
Portland Kettle Works Brewery Wall of Fame

Each of the breweries featured below followed our 10 step craft brewery start-up plan, and now they each share advice they learned during this process.

Successful Breweries Share Their Advice

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BREWERY RESTAURANTS

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Michael Carroll, Head Brewer, with his Michelin-starred brewpub's PKW Fermenters

Band of Bohemia Brewpub
Chicago, Illinois, USA
The World’s First Michelin-Starred Brewpub


“Most of opening
a brewery is an
unfounded, uncontrollable urge
that you have to do this.”

Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery Historic Building

Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery
San Antonio, Texas, USA
A Brewery Restaurant in a Historic Location


“You’ll find a way to succeed.
You just have to fight for it.”

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FARM BREWERIES

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Hillenbrand Farmhaus Brewery with PKW Fermenters

Hillenbrand Farmhaus Brewery
Newcastle, California, USA
A Working Farm Brewery


“I just put my head down
and didn’t look up
until it was finished.”

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GLOBAL BREWERIES

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Brewmaster Ernesto Herrera Operating La Bru's PKW Brewhouse

Cerveceria La Bru
Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
A Mexican Brewery Creating
Traditional European Styles


“Unemployment combined with
a great love for craft beer
are a magic combination of factors.”

Tres Eles Brewery Cerveza Artesanal

Cerveza Tres Eles
Mexico City, Mexico
A Mexican Artisanal Brewery


“Today we are in
more than 130
bars, restaurants, & hotels.”

Graff Brygghus PKW Brewing Equipment

Graff Brygghus
Tromsø, Norway
A Norwegian Craft Brewery


“We had to stop dreaming
and make a decision.”

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HOMEBREWERS TO PRO BREWERS

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Raymond Miller, Brewmaster of Vizsla Brewing with his Brewhouse

Vizsla Brewing
Havre, Montana, USA
From Homebrewer to Professional


“If people don’t know you exist, you won’t be in business long.”

PKW Fermenters with Lowercase Head Brewer John Marti

Lowercase Brewing Company
Seattle, Washington, USA
From Homebrewer to Professional Brewer


“Given another shot, I’d totally do it over… just perhaps a bit differently.”

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VETERAN BREWERIES

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Bent Barley Veteran-Owned Brewery Manway Cover

Bent Barley Brewing Company
Aurora, Colorado, USA
Veteran-Owned Brewery


“We made a point of hiring
beertender & service staff
who were craft beer lovers
first.”

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If you’ve got an idea for your own craft brewery Portland Kettle Works can help you make your dream a reality. Give us a call and let us know how we can help.

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