Do you enjoy drinking beer, but never heard about brewing and still think this is something difficult or only done by large companies? Why not turn your passion to beer into a successful side business? Today craft beer is more expensive than regular beer from a supermarket. And there are reasons for that.
True beer fans understand that supermarket beer contains not only barley and wheat but also other chemical compounds, as well as not wanting support faceless multinationals like SAB and their Brazilian overlords InBev. This is why they prefer craft beer, which is a brand and a hot trend, why not take advantage of this?
So, how to make your own craft beer?
Since you’re looking for a side business opportunity, we are not describing here how to set up a factory and gain a share in the world market.
There are plenty of recipes on the Internet. We’ve found that the video below can teach you how to make your own craft beer even if you’ve never thought of doing that.
In this episode, veteran beer-making instructor Jeremy Frey, from F. H. Steinbart Company, one of the oldest home beer supply houses in the country, shows us how to make a batch of home-made beer.
How to sell your own craft beer
Once you’ve learned how to make your own beer, it’s time to sell it. Selling your own craft beer might be quite a challenge and might take a lot of time, but there is no need for opening your own store. For sure, there are local stores and restuarants in your area selling both store and craft beer. It might and take a lot of time to get distribution. But once you’ve done it, you are ready to supply them with your product on a regular basis. Remember, you are not a seller, you are a manufacturer!
Tools and skills needed
You do need some special equipment to brew your beer. Starter Homebrewing equipment starter kits costs around R2600 ($200) from Amazon. But there are local stores as well where you can purchase various equipment to brew your own beer at home.
If you brew beer at home part-time and sell it to your local store using a brewing machine described above, you can make a few thousand rand per month depending on volume.