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If you're a serious Beer Geek . . . [read on] . . . we'd love to talk to you!

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 were over 3000 Craft Brewers in the United States, with another 2000 in planning. By the end of 2015, we'll likely have more breweries in the US than we've ever had! The US beer industry is over a $100 billion dollar industry, with Craft Beer making up only 10% - there's enormous potential for growth in this segment of the beer world.


What are some of the things that you'll need to posses, aside from being a Beer Geek?

  • A passion for Education & People                                                                                     
  • Desire to work for yourself
  • Liquid Assests of not less than $25,000 ($15,000 fee upon execution of agreement)

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

Great question. It will vary from state to state and property to property

  • 2% Royalties
  • $48,000 - $120,000 initial investment, including Franchise Fee (financial variable for location, size, etc.)
  • 1200 — 1800 Square Feet

We have an uber-focus on these markets, currently, but will consider any recommendation . . . 
2015: New York City, Washington, DC, Charlotte, NC, Southern, CA & Chicago, IL
2016: Kansas City, MO, Austin & Dallas TX, Atlanta, GA & Berlin, Germany!
2017: Northern, CA, Milwaukeee, WI, Athens, GA, Seattle, WA & New Orleans, LA


​We'll always consider locations in MA and New England. We are currently looking at 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. We'll be in touch about the best way to proceed and get you our Federal Disclosure Document.


We have great confidence in the team of people that we worked with to make franchising Craft Beer Cellar possible. If you have questions about opening your own Craft Beer Cellar™ or the process, please feel free to contact Andy Klie at any time. 

Andy Klie

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