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Craft Beer Cellar™ is on a quest to continue contributing to the advancement of the small but mighty, Craft Beer Industry — an industry that has more than doubled in sales in the past 10 years! There are over 3000 Craft Brewers in the US, with another 2000 in planning. By 2016, we'll likely have more breweries in the US than we've ever had! There is enormous potential for growth in this $100 billion dollar industry, as Craft Beer comprises only 11%.

 

What are some of the things that you'll need to possess?

  • Beer Geek
  • A Passion for Education & Hospitality                                                                  
  • Basic Understanding of Business Management
  • Liquid Assets of not less than $30,000 ($20,000 initial fee)

What will it cost me to open a Craft Beer Cellar?

It will vary by state and location, but typically $50 - $150k, including the initial fee.

 

What's the target size of a Craft Beer Cellar? 

1200 — 1800 Square Feet

 

How long will it take me to get my store open?

Six to nine months!

 

What kind of support will I receive?

We have a team of eight (including the co-founders) that will work with you on everything from social media & marketing, real estate, ordering and sales projections, from the moment you decide to join our team until . . . forever!

 

Open (16) or In-Planning (16) Markets

  • CA: Eagle Rock, Oakland & Torrance
  • CO: Fort Collins
  • CT: West Hartford
  • DC: Washington
  • MA: Boston Metro, Framingham, Merrimack Valley, North Shore & South Shore
  • ME: Portland
  • MO: St. Louis & Columbia
  • MS: Jackson
  • MT: Bozeman
  • NH: Portsmouth & Nashua
  • NY: Port Washington & Warwick
  • TX: Houston

Markets of Interest

  • Athens & Atlanta, GA
  • Austin & Dallas, TX
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cincinnati, Cleveland & Columbus, OH
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Louisville, KY
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York City
  • Northern CA
  • Rhode Island
  • San Diego, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Tuscon, AZ

​We'll always consider locations in MA & New England, but are most interested in these areas:

  • Western MA
  • Southcoast of MA
  • Northern NH
  • Southern VT

Access our Application HERE
Please give us a minimum of 72 hours to go over your application.

 

What are the next steps?

Once we have a chance to review your application, either our Co-Founder, Suzanne Schalow, or our franchise consultant, Andy Klie (Franchise Development Group, 800.222.3251), will be back in touch to let you know our level of interest. We like to schedule a preliminary phone call to discuss our concept, locations of interest, and how we may work together. Thereafter, we'll send you our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for you to review.


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