By Tony Magee

In 1993, Tony Magee, who had foundered at each activity he'd ever had, made up our minds to turn into the founding father of a brewery. so that you are looking to begin a Brewery? is the exciting first-person account of his gut-wrenching demanding situations and heart-warming successes. dependent in Petaluma, California, the Lagunitas Brewing corporation makes easy and flavorful craft beer that defies categorization. an analogous may be acknowledged for this ebook. equivalent half memoir, narrative, and enterprise tale, with liberal dashes of popular culture and native colour, this illuminating but hilarious account of a distinct made-in-America trip simply occurs to culminate with the luck of 1 of the nation's hottest craft beer manufacturers. In two decades, Lagunitas has grown from a seat-of-the-pants one-man operation to be the 5th largest-and the fastest-growing-craft brewer within the usa. so that you are looking to commence a Brewery? is a glance backstage instead of an easy company tale. it really is unglamorous and whole of hilarious digressions, yet it really is by no means afraid to debris with the nuts and bolts. dedicated to information yet by no means uninteresting, it is a must-read for all who've thought of beginning their very own business-or have sweated blood operating to get one on its toes. advised within the shiny voice of the guy closest to the process-and with the main to lose-this illuminating quantity may still quench the thirst of somebody who has ever attempted a Lagunitas beer. Tony Magee is the founder and CEO of the Lagunitas Brewing corporation. He lives in Marin County, California.

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