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Local brewery finds success despite legal battles

DEL VALLE, Texas (KXAN) — A local brewery in Central Texas is finding success despite recent legal battles against the state.<p>The Live Oak Brewing …

Craft Beer Guild Slapped with 90-Day Suspension

After more than 15 months of investigations, regulators in Massachusetts have determined that Craft Beer Guild LLC — a wholesaler responsible for …

Georgia Craft Breweries Want To Sell You Beer

Craft beer breweries in Georgia are fighting to get their beer directly to consumers.<p>Distributors, called Wholesalers, are responsible for getting …

The Complete Guide on How to Get a Business Loan

Complete Guide – How to Get a Business Loan<p>Along with all the other challenges that come from being in charge of a small business, obtaining a …

TTB Will Closely Scrutinize Retailer Shelf Plans and Schematics

New Rules Ease Restrictions on Georgia Craft Breweries and Distilleries

The two sides of Georgia's ongoing booze fight have come to an agreement that will avoid new legislation this year, reports the <i>Atlanta Journal-Constitution</i>. The deal will change rules so breweries and distilleries can operate as they did following the passage of a new law in July, and before a …


The Right and Wrong Reasons to Incorporate or Form an LLC - Small Business Trends

Picking a business structure is usually the first big decision for any new business owner. My own companies have helped tens of thousands small …

Small Business

5 goals for any business: Samuel Adams' Jim Koch's life lessons

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Boston Beer Co.'s Jim Koch recently addressed craft brewers and industry workers at the sold-out conference of brewers in Dayton …


Warped Wing Brewing Co. thrives in new but healthy Dayton beer scene (photos, video)

DAYTON, Ohio - Warped Wing, the two-year old brewing company in downtown Dayton, is one of many examples showing that craft beer as an industry is …


Legal Warnings for Small Businesses Using Periscope

Periscope is the hot topic among businesses and marketers these days and for good reason. Since Twitter acquired Periscope in March of 2015 for $120 …

Happy Hour Rules! (Really… Happy Hour Rules)

Everyone likes a good happy hour. This is beyond debate. When it comes to permitted liquor establishments in Ohio, violation of the “rules” of happy …

Bad hangover? How a hop shortage could be the making of craft beer

Droughts in the hops heartland of Yakima Valley threaten to curb the supply of sought-after IPAs and pale ales, but this could be the industry’s creative motor<p>According to many observers, 2016 could be the year in which craft beer is hit by the mother of all hangovers – in the shape of a …


Talking Hops with the Women of Craft Beer

It’s 2016, and while there’s still plenty of progress to be made, the world of craft producing (and enjoying) is treating itself like less of a boys’ …


Authenticity and heart define future of craft brewers

There are over 4,100 small and independent breweries in the United States. A handful of small breweries have sold to globally huge brewing companies. …


7 Steps For Writing A Startup Business Plan Template

,Writing a <b>startup business plan</b> is considered as the most important part of every startup business. If you’re interested in launching a new startup …

Small Business

OBC 2016 Blog Series

Ohio Craft Brewers Conference - Feb. 3-4, 2016 - Dayton

Required Nutritional Info May Slim Down Craft Beer

Middletown First to Create Outdoor Refreshment Area

Court Finds Blue Moon Marketing Neither Misleading Nor Deceptive...For Now

WANTED: Outdoor Refreshment Areas

Enjoying a Full Bar and Food in an Ohio Distillery May Become Reality

My __________ is broken! Now what?

Bell's v. Innovation Brewing Litigation Update

You're Likely to Be Confused About Likelihood of Confusion

Blue Moon Litigation Update

Is the Growler in Your Car an "Open Container?"

Small BREW v. Fair BEER fight over? New Beer Excise Tax Legislation is More Comprehensive and Has Broad Support

Are You Brewing Beer for Sale Without a Permit?

Accidents happen in factories. Your brewery is a factory. Be prepared! OSHA regulations most likely apply to your craft brewery or distillery