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

Sep 17, 2018
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This post contains questions asked of me during the 2018 Brewery Accelerator Workshop in San Diego, California, followed by my answers.

Sep 10, 2018
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Continuing my in-depth analysis of the excise tax from Part 2

Sep 4, 2018
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Continuing my in-depth analysis of the excise tax from Part 1

Aug 27, 2018
Tax Advantages for Breweries

Everyone involved in a brewery is aware of the excise tax, but few really understand what it is, how it functions, and where it came from. I decided to do an in-depth study of the excise tax to provide a better understanding of this tax overall.

Aug 20, 2018
Form 1040

As part of the new tax law signed in late 2017, taxes were supposed to be so simple that “you could fill them out on a postcard”.  Well, the IRS has unveiled a draft of the new postcard. It has half the number of lines as the old 1040, but adds six different schedules to make up for the loss of lines.

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