Opening a brewery costs a lot of money (often upwards of $500,000). Therefore, it’s not surprising that one of the most common questions I get from people looking to start a brewery is whether I am aware of any fundraising opportunities. According to a recent article on Inc.com, the US Small Business Administration has backed 420 loans to 322 small breweries during the last few years. One such beneficiary was Hi-Wire Brewing, which recently obtained a $254,000 loan to purchase equipment. Inc.com has more good news about opening a new brewery, as it ranks starting a boutique beer brewery as one of the top 8 best industries for starting a business in 2013.
Thanks to Adam at beerpulse.com for pointing out this article.