Tag: brewing

Lagunitas Brewing founder gives business start-up insights to Sonoma State University students

The founder of Lagunitas Brewing Co. of Petaluma told a group of Sonoma State University business students that if anyone opts to start a craft brewery they should steer clear of the ubiquitous India pale ale.

The beer marketplace is saturated with the extra hoppy brew, and so to build a new successful brewing operation around it would be “Neanderthal thinking,” Tony Magee said Tuesday. “Low-hanging fruit isn’t a business model, it’s just preying on market share that already exists.”

During the online gathering, Magee talked about the business lessons he learned while running the beer enterprise as part of his first act in his official role in the entrepreneur-in-residence program at Sonoma State.

He launched Lagunitas Brewing in 1995, and then he was at the forefront of the IPA, and his success spawned various hoppy offshoots such as Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ wheat ale and the potent Waldo’s Special Ale

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Global Craft Soda Drink Market Overview, Key Developments and New Business Strategies | Jones Soda, Reed’s Inc, Appalachian Brewing

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Sep 30, 2020 (WiredRelease via Comtex) —
The latest research report provides a complete assessment of the Global Craft Soda Drink market for the forecast year 2020-2029, which is beneficial for companies regardless of their size and revenue. This Survey report covering the major market insights and industry approach towards COVID-19 in the upcoming years 2020-2029. The Craft Soda Drink Market Report presents data and information on the development of the investment structure, technological improvements, market trends and developments, capabilities, and comprehensive information on the key players of the Craft Soda Drink Market. The market strategies undertaken, with respect to the current and future scenario of the industry, have also been listed in the study.

The report begins with a brief presentation and overview of the Craft Soda Drink market, about the current market landscape, market trends,

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Small Business Survivors: Brooklyn coffee shop owners overcome personal tragedies to keep brewing

For Kenyatta ‘Kymme’ Williams-Davis and her husband Raymond Davis, the survival of their Brooklyn business was an afterthought as COVID-19 ravaged their family, friends, and customers at the height of the pandemic. 

Their cozy little coffee shop, the Bushwick Grind on Whipple Street, was shuttered for months when the virus swept through the city. But soon, they realized that closing was the least of their problems: Kenyatta, her family, and friends all came down with the contagion.

That began an odyssey of dealing with both myriad health issues and the economic fall-out of the pandemic that remain an ongoing challenge. But Williams-Davis says it taught her valuable lessons that she has applied to her life and business going forward – she has strength through her family a spirituality to make things work.

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Small Business Survivors: Beer brewing is bubbling at Bitter & Esters as shop shifts to online sales

The COVID-19 pandemic has been n0thing short of a financial disaster for most mom-and-pop establishments in the city — with many forced to close for months at a time, or face severe restrictions on their customers to avoid contamination.

But for partners John LaPolla and Douglas Amport, business has been as brisk as a frosty fresh pint of home-brew beer as Brooklyn’s Bitter and Esters never had to close.

While they had to restrict customers from coming inside their establishment on Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights — the only home-brewing shop in New York City — they already had a powerful web-based operation and a strong local following that had customers from all over lining up to brew their own beers at home.

John LaPolla of Bitter & Esters on Washington Avenue
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