San Francisco Launches Brewery Starter Kit

Celebrates the Kickoff of the 8th Annual San Francisco Beer Week

San Francisco, CA — The Office of Economic and Workforce Development launched a Brewery Starter Kit to support the growing craft beer movement in San Francisco. The starter kit comes as the 8th Annual Beer celebration kicks off. The kit is a step-by-step guide for small businesses that want to start in San Francisco. It can be viewed and downloaded on the award winning online San Francisco Business Portal, the City’s ultimate resource on how to start, run, and grow a business.

“San Francisco has its own unique identity, and so does our beer. Breweries have increased their presence in San Francisco over the year, showcasing the growth of this industry.” said Todd Rufo, Director of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development. “The beverage and hospitality sector creates good middle class jobs that belong in this great city, and what better way to celebrate the 8th Annual SF Beer Week than to launch a starter kit that will make it easier for these businesses to start, stay, and grow in San Francisco.”

San Francisco currently has 34 breweries ranging from micro to large. With over a dozen in the pipeline, almost 50 breweries will soon call this city home. The San Francisco beer scene is an integral part of the manufacturing community, with brewers engaging in unique collaborations with local soap makers, apparel companies and distillers.

“Similar to other creative industries, the craft beer community in San Francisco is made up of dreamers... .home brewers and those passionate about delivering an amazing product for people to enjoy with family, with friends, with a meal. To succeed, these dreamers must quickly develop sound underpinnings and solid business practices," said Joanne Marino, executive director of the San Francisco Brewers Guild. "The release of brewery starter kit goes a long way in helping those building a craft beer business understand what's required of them and what they need to do to get up and running."

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