Success Story: Bottle Logic Brewing
“After using QuickBooks Enterprise for a month, I don’t remember how to do things any differently.” - Lucy Napolitano, Office Manager.
Success Story: Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey
“QuickBooks Enterprise allows everyone in the brewery to know what we have and what we need.” - Tomme Arthur, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Owner, Port Brewing LLC.
Our Clients
Our clients range from start-ups to rapidly expanding, multiple-location businesses.
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"Whenever I'm faced with a decision, I ask myself, What Would Mary Do?" and then I go ahead and do the right thing." - Andrew Maxwell, Brew Master, Rivertowne Brewing Company

Welcome to Beverage Business Builders

Mary Brettman, Beverage Business BuildersThis practice is dedicated to people who want to do things right. I am fond of telling master brewers, "Without money there is no beer, without beer there is no money." Searching the web for answers to a technical issue is pretty easy. Searching for business answers is much harder.

My passion is helping companies grow to the next level. No one knows where the industry will top off, but I'm here to help people with every step of their journey. If you want to start brewing commercially, I can help you think like a business. If you want to open a taproom (east of the Mississippi) or tasting room (west of the Mississippi), I can explain what you need and how you need to do it. If you want to expand into another territory, I can tell you what to watch out for.

Please take a minute to read about my experience and contact us. I look forward to talking about what we can do together.

Our Clients Come in Many Shapes and Sizes.
Which Profile Best Describes You?

Start Up

From beverage maker to business owner, you created the beer. Now it’s time to create the business. Let us help take you from concept to bottle, and actually opening up for business.

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Local

Congratulations! People love your beer, but success breeds a whole new set of challenges. Lucky for you, we’ve been there and can help you get to the next stage of your thriving business.

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Expanding

Distributors are romancing you, telling you that there is a ready market for your beer in their area. We can help with long range planning, a material resource plan, and picking the right distribution channels.

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Recent Blog Posts

Apr 23, 2018
Money Tree

In 2017 I attended the Brewery Accelerator Workshop in San Diego, California and was available to answer pre-workshop questions for brewery CFOs. The topics included taxes and compliance, outsourced accounting vs. home-grown operations, start-up capital, and operational accounting. 

Apr 16, 2018
accountant

In 2017 I attended the Brewery Accelerator Workshop in San Diego, California and was available to answer pre-workshop questions for brewery CFOs. The topics included taxes and compliance, outsourced accounting vs. home-grown operations, start-up capital, and operational accounting.

Apr 9, 2018
Tax and money

In 2017 I attended the Brewery Accelerator Workshop in San Diego, California and was available to answer pre-workshop questions for brewery CFOs. The topics included taxes and compliance, outsourced accounting vs. home-grown operations, start-up capital, and operational accounting. 

Apr 1, 2018

OrchestratedBEER logoOBEER is a wonderfully complex engine that will propel your craft brewery to the next level. It requires focus and attention, but the rewards are well worth the effort. I often tell people that in order to get the most out of the software, you have to make sure that you are on a stable footing.

Oct 12, 2016
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Taking the Fear Out of Accounting

In my practice, I often see owners who have a lot of questions regarding their books and accounting in general.  They are uncertain about what makes their accounting system work and how to find the answers hidden in the financials.  That is why some people shy away from accounting believing it to be “someone else’s problem”.   I believe that mastering your financials is essential to gaining a true understanding of your business.  You can’t steer a ship if you don’t understand how to navigate.  That is why I’ve partnered with Live Oak Bank to present a primer on financials and the accounting system in general.  The webinar is scheduled for October 20.  There are two sessions; an east coast session at 10:00am ET/7:00am PT and a west coast session at 3:00pm ET/12:00 PT

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