Wishing to start your own microbrewery, develop a brewpub, brew restaurant or simply starting a beer brand? Let Beverage & Brewing Consulting take you through some of the key aspects of starting a microbrewery or beer brand and essentially building a business in this exciting and dynamic growth industry.

Currently the craft and premium beer markets are experiencing high digit growth worldwide and have consistently for the last decade. What this would suggest is that the Asia Pacific markets are well positioned to reap the benefits of this craft revolution as it filters down to Asia, Australia and New Zealand over the next decade.

Knowing where and how to start in developing a microbrewery and/or beer brand from the ground up can be a daunting & overwhelming exercise however this comprehensive information session will give you the basic framework that has been used for microbrewery setups across Australasia.

Host Profile:

Costa Nikias Director at Beverage & Brewing Consulting started in the beer industry working as a cellar hand in a London brewery at the tender age of 18 and followed with formal studies in winemaking initially then brewing at the highly regarded University Of Ballarat. Soon after Costa was employed to source equipment solutions and establish microbreweries across the country. Costa has been involved and has worked with iconic breweries such as Old Coast Rd Brewery in WA, Moobrew in Tasmania, Bluetongue Brewery in Newcastle, Mt Tamborine Brewery in QLD, Fish River Valley Brewing in NSW and Stark Brewery in Indonesia + Shanghai Tang Brewery China to name but a few and is a member of the Institute Of Brewing & Distilling Asia Pacific region.

Costa is currently employed as a beverage and brewing consultant throughout Australasia to develop concepts into tangible reality using hard work, persistence, passion and plenty of gusto..

Please join Costa who will be conducting the information sessions at the following times nationally – Venues TBA

Melbourne August 13th (9am – 1pm)

Sydney September 03rd (9am – 1pm)

Brisbane October 22nd (9am – 1pm)

Perth July 6th (6pm – 10pm)

Auckland November 2nd (6pm – 10pm)

Singapore To Be Confirmed

4 hours


Why to start a microbrewery

Craft beer market statistics and industry outlook

Steps in the development of a microbrewery, pub brewery or beer brand

Framework for creating a viable business model

Marketing strategies and creating a market for your product

Excise and health regulatory information

Environmental considerations when starting a brewery

Equipment type and general brewing principles

Packaging options and preferences

Ins & Outs of Brewery finance

10 pitfalls to be aware of when starting a microbrewery

Case Study discussion

Questions & Answers

Light refreshments will be served with a range of local beers for sampling


$400.00 + GST

Beer & Brewer subscribers/readers receive 10% off the course price if youbook by June 30, 2011.

Includes handouts with informative guidelines and suggestions

Please email or call 0422517210 to find out more and reserve your place.

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