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 5000 Craft Brewers in the US, with another 2000 in planning. 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?
- Be a 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 $50k - $150k, including the initial fee.
What's the target size of a Craft Beer Cellar?
900 — 1600 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 six (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 (34) or In-Planning (18) Markets
- AR: Hot Springs
- CA: Eagle Rock, San Jose & Torrance
- CO: Fort Collins
- DC: Washington
- FL: Brandon
- LA: New Orleans
- MA: Boston Metro, Framingham, Merrimack Valley, North Shore & South Shore
- ME: Portland & Gardiner
- MI: Grand Rapids
- MO: Columbia, Sedalia & St. Louis
- MS: Jackson
- NH: Nashua
- NV: Reno
- NY: Port Washington & Warwick
- TX: Cypress, Dallas & Houston
- VT: Waterbury
- WI: Pewaukee
Markets of Interest
- Albuquerque, NM
- Athens & Atlanta, GA
- Austin & San Antonio, TX
- Boise, ID
- Charleston or Greenville, SC
- Chattanooga & Knoxville, TN
- Chicago, IL
- Cincinnati, Cleveland & Columbus, OH
- Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- Kansas City, MO
- Louisville, KY
- Minneapolis, MN
- New York City
- Northern CA
- Park City, UT
- Rhode Island
- San Diego, CA
- San Leandro, CA
- Seattle, WA - Ballard neighborhood area
- Traverse City, MI
- Tuscon & Phoenix, AZ
We'll always consider locations in MA & New England, but are most interested in these areas:
- Northampton, MA
- Springfield, MA
- Western MA
- Northern NH
- Portsmouth, NH
- Southern VT
Access our Initial Contact Form HERE
Please give us a minimum of 72 hours to go over your form.
What are the next steps?
Once we have a chance to review your information, 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.