Brewery. Do you have some money aside? Would you like to run a place where people meet to hang out and have a good sandwich?
Opening a brewery could prove to be the right activity for you.
Here is a guide with everything you need to know to open a brewery.
Have you always dreamed of owning your own brewery? You have the requirements to do so, but not yet. Well, now is the time! The brewery openings are on fire and if this seems exciting to you, then read below for some helpful tips on opening a craft beer place with our expert on the necessary steps before you start, as well as other insights into what is needed at this point when examining locally available options.
Here is a guide with everything you need to know to open a brewery. It is also called beershop, a brewery that offers a wide selection of drinks, preferably handmade, at low cost.
In order for such an activity to produce success it is necessary to consider several factors and try to carry out the best possible project. The layout of the restaurant definitely deserves attention and in the same way the selection of drinks.
To open a brewery, you will need to meet the following requirements:
A place that meets all the rules of the building code; Equipment for the brewery (containers and tanks); Laborious permits from local authorities. Check out this list for more information on what it takes (and if) women can go behind the scenes at breweries!
It is necessary to have the authorization for the distribution of food and drinks. It is obtained automatically if you have the following requirements:
a diploma from a hotel school
a work experience of at least 2 years of work in the last 5 in the food and beverage administration sector;
educational qualifications, such as accounting, degree in economics or science.
If you are not already in possession, you will need to follow SAB courses in order to obtain this authorization and competence.
Open a brewery: bureaucratic requirements
As like any business, you will need:
• open the VAT number;
• register with the Business Register;
• present the SCIA, ie the self-certification form that certifies the start of the activity.
• open the INPS position and register with INAIL.
It will also be necessary to comply with the hygiene rules and health authorizations required and issued by the local health authority; if the room is larger than 250 square meters, the fire certification issued by the fire brigade will be required.
A music tax?
Yes: if you intend to make the environment more welcoming with music, whether live or not, SIAE payment is required, a mandatory fee for those who want to spread music.
Failure to pay can lead to even very heavy penalties.
Does the sign cost?
Once the brewery is open, it will be necessary to make its own restaurant known, so as to expand its customers day by day. For this reason it is essential to continually advertise your business, through a sign with the name of the brewery.
Please note however that for signs above 5 square meters, you will have to pay a municipal tax, calculated based on the total surface area and the brightness of the characters.
The room destined to become a pub or brewery must first of all be located in a good position, and preferably with good parking facilities.
From this point of view, having a room in the center can be a limitation. But do not despair: you will have as your customers all those who do not want to travel by car or live in the center or who do not have a license.
Of course, in central areas rents are generally much higher than in the suburbs, but for sure your brewery will enjoy better visibility.
If you don’t like the chaos of the center, aim at a place of passage.
Especially with regards to German, Scottish or Irish-style breweries, the most popular furniture is wood.
This material is in fact able to give the room a welcoming and familiar look, and to make the atmosphere even more typical it is possible to place posters, flags, beer gadgets and other furnishing accessories that recall tradition.
The brewery must have a large counter on which to place the plugs for the beer (at least four or five) and the chest, while in the back room there must be enough space to store beers and food to serve to customers.
The kitchen must meet current health regulations, and even bathrooms are an aspect not to be overlooked. If the spaces allow it, it is a good idea to set up separate toilets with an anteroom for men and women.
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