Hey guys, I want to preface this by saying I AM NOT starting a brewpub. 1) I’m poor with no rich uncle (that I know of) who has left me his entire estate, 2) I’m inexperienced, having only brewed for about a year now, and 3) I’m not that insane (yet).
HOWEVER, a friend and I were having a discussion the other day over a pint of beer about how cool it would be to open a brewpub since he has worked in several restaurants and I am now brewing beer. I’m sure you’ve all been down this road before and, like me, laughed it off and went on to talking about football.
Yet, just out of pure curiosity, what would be the cost of opening up a brewpub? If I were to do it, the beer brewed would be purely for on-premises consumption, not marketing. I’ve seen estimates out there that range from $50,000 - $2 Mil. Does anyone have any experience in this area? I know several homebrewers go on to be professional brewers. What kind of bills would you be expected to drop on a project like this?
Again, this is purely to satisfy my natural curiosity while taking away my natural problem with numbers (especially when they have a $ in front of them). I do not plan on writing up a business model on this or even implementing it in any. So, any thoughts, conjecture, debate, etc. would be welcome. Thanks!