Beer Business

We've partnered with experts in the business of brew pub operations and brewing beer

 
 
 Tom Hennessy, Colorado Boy Brewery

Tom Hennessy, Colorado Boy Brewery

tom Hennessy's immersion course

The Immersion course is designed for two partners. One will work two days learning the business end of the brewery. The other will work in the brewery. On the third day both will brew a batch of beer. The combination will cover everything you need to open your brewery. The schedule can be worked out to suit your travel needs.  The Immersion course is held on site at Colorado Boy Brewery, in Ridgway, Colorado.  You will be brewing on a 7bbl Direct Fire Forgeworks Brewhouse.  Ideally, you would schedule your course while your Forgeworks Brewhouse is in fabrication in nearby Delta, Colorado.
The course is designed by Tom Hennessy, Brewery Consultant and author of the Brewery Operations Manual 

Course Objectives:
-Familiarize yourself on a Forgeworks Brewhouse
-The Brewing Process from grain to glass
-Pub design and layout of your location
-Licensing
-Bookkeeping systems
-Beer Recipes
-Business Operations
-Ordering and Inventories
-Staff hiring and management
-Equipment Sourcing
-Tour of the Forgeworks fabrication operations in both Ridgway and Delta, CO 

You will leave with a thumb drive containing all of Colorado Boy’s business systems, Quickbooks templates, check lists, recipes, and resources.

 
 Brett Williams at Little Machine Beer in Denver, CO

Brett Williams at Little Machine Beer in Denver, CO

brett Williams, brewery consultant

Brett is a veteran brewer with a host of major awards who has operated, scaled and built breweries from small to regional-sized.  After building a career in brewing, He started his own successful brewery, Little Machine Beer in Denver, CO, which he is still is involved with part-time.  Because "the rising tide raises all ships", he now draws from this experience, giving other breweries and related businesses the information and assistance they need to be successful within the beer industry.

Brett offers consulting services for start ups as well as existing breweries,  and hosts a one week course three times a year at his award winning 10bbl brewery in Denver (featuring all Forgeworks equipment, brewhouse and cellar).

 
 Stella

Stella

stella, our very own brew dog

Every beer business needs a brew dog, and we at Forgeworks don't want to be left out.  Stella roams, lounges, and begs for a endless game of fetch in our 24,000 sq ft facility. Most days she can't decide whether to stare at welding arcs for a while, bask on our loading dock outside, or hang out in the office with our product engineer.