Peer Q&A: Industry City Distillery

by Cat Wolinski
Sustainable Brooklyn distillery whets America's appetite for high-proof and superior taste. Note to readers: This Q&A is part of a series of peer interviews from The Equipped Brewer. Installments will share the key experiences, lessons learned, and advice of owners, operators, and other key contacts at young craft beverage companies as they’ve tackled the challenges of growth.
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Peer Q&A: Solemn Oath Brewery

by Cat Wolinski
Increased barrel production and market expansion top the list for this popular Chicago-based craft b...

Peer Q&A: Rockaway Brewing Company

by Cat Wolinski
First brewery in Queens post-prohibition becomes first to open second and third locations in New Yor...

Peer Q&A: Brothers Drake Meadery

by Kristen Corbisiero
Locally sourced ingredients and a passion for the business keep the heart of this meadery beating. N...

Peer Q&A: Shacksbury Cider

by Melanie Collins
Foraging for wild apples in Vermont to make unique cider. Note to readers: This Q&A is part of a ser...

Mentor Q&A: Dan Rowell, CEO of Vermont Hard Cider

by Melanie Collins
Dan Rowell serves as Vermont Hard Cider Company’s President and CEO. He grew up picking apples at a ...

Peer Q&A: Black Button Distilling

by J.V. Bolkan
Fiercely local distillery beginning to hit milestones. Note to readers: This Q&A is part of a series...

Mentor Q&A: Steve Wagner, President, Head Brewer of Stone Brewing Company

by Melanie Collins
Steve Wagner is Stone Brewing Co.’s president & co-founder, as well as its original brewmaster. He d...

Mentor Q&A: Kevin Ely, Head Brewer, Uinta Brewing

by Melanie Collins
Kevin Ely is head brewer at Uinta Brewing and has been with the company for seven years. He focuses ...

Peer Q&A: Muddy Creek Brewery Takes the Plunge, Part 2

by Lara Sheridan
New venture starts off on the right foot with a clear business plan, careful planning, and good hire...