Craft Brewers

Starting a craft brewing business is easier than ever, which is why so many beer lovers are joining the movement. But the industry’s explosion — the U.S. had 5,234 craft breweries in 2016, compared to 2,420 in 2012 — means that running a successful brewing business is harder than ever.

As more and more brewers open up shop, staying ahead of the competition is the only way to thrive. And to do that, you have to have an experienced team in place to help you navigate the challenges of operating in a crowded marketplace.

If you’re just starting out in the craft brewing business, you’ll need to tackle challenges like navigating tax preparation, establishing payroll procedures and maybe even creating business plans. As you grow, you’ll encounter the same struggles that established breweries face, like expanding production and distribution efforts, tracking cash flow and complying with complicated licensing laws.

We know that you entered the craft brewing business because you love beer, not because you wanted to spend your days worrying about audits and tax compliance. So keep your focus on creating the perfect IPA, and we’ll help you figure out the rest.


Our services include:

  • Business plan guidance
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Tax compliance and strategies
  • Business forecasting and projections
  • Financial analysis
  • Bank financing negotiations

Meet the Experts:

Jay Kessler | CPA

Jay Kessler

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