Here are various resources that WE both use and enjoy.  WE will add more as WE find more and please feel free to send us your recommendations and WE will post them here!

Other Breweries That Blogged 

Mike Hess Brewing - Basically wrote (blogged) the book on opening a Nano Brewery

Alarmist Brewing - Candid blog, lots of pics

Twin Leaf Brewery - Pretty awesome read from concept to opening

Monkish Brewing Co. - Local brewery, focus on Belgian styles

Smog City Brewing Co. - Started blogging in '11 and still going

Enegren Brewing Co. - Opened as a Nano, now 15 bbls!

Cape Commons Brewing Co. - Well done blog of a folded company

Starting a Brewery Blog - Another blog of a brewery that didn't happen

Handy Brew Hacks - Projects and concepts for the small brewer


Books In My Brewery Business Library

The Brewers Association's Guide To Starting Your Own Brewery, Dick Cantwell

Brewery Operations Manual, Tom Hennessy

Brewing Up A Business, Sam Calagione

Beer School, Steve Hindy & Tom Potter

A Brewer's Guide To Opening A Nano Brewery, Dan Woodske

So You Want to Start a Brewery?  The Lagunitas Story, Tony Magee

Beyond The Pale, Ken Grossman

Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat, Michael Masterson 

Small Time Operator, Bernard Kamoroff

 

 

The Staples : The Go-To Brewery Business Sites 

ProBrewer - The first and last stop for every question you have

Reddit /TheBrewery - It's Reddit.  For the brewing business.

Brewers Association - Too much good stuff to list here

California Craft Beer Association - Monitors legislation, advocates for CA breweries, has a good blog too


Brewery Business Podcasts

Brewing Network (Brew Strong) - Go to the 2012 archive for the Going Pro series

Microbrewr - Relatively new, constantly updated and blogging too!

Craft Conscious - 200+ interviews

Good Beer Hunting - Interviews with founders, brewers, aficionados, and keepers of the craft from all walks of life.


Other Sites WE Like 

Oh Beautiful Beer - Graphic design site for beer!

Craft Brewing Business - Their newsletter has their top 10 articles from the week

Beer Paper LA - Los Angeles area beer news

Drunkspin - He reviews beer the way it should be reviewed, with a wink and nod.

Path Of A Brewer - A guy blogging his way through the Siebel Institute and now his job at Surly

Foodservice Forum - Restaurant message board with lots of applicable info for a brewery/pub