Instructors Introduction Oregon State University has played a central role in advancing the field of fermentation sciences, as well as helping entrepreneurs learn how to start breweries and cideries and find their own unique place in the craft beverage business with their own distinctive brands. And sinceparticipants in our accelerated Craft Cidery Startup Workshop have launched some of the most inspired and well-prepared industry startups.
Are you looking to open your own cidery, meadery, or urban winery? So am I—I recently started a cidery St. Opening a business—even with good partners and division of labor—is a daunting task by any measure.
Hopefully the content you find here will help make your own efforts along these lines a little easier. Time For Some Homework It should come as no surprise that one of your first tasks will be to hit the books—both cider-related and business related.
See the books page for a list of books in categories such as apples, cider appreciation, cidermaking, meadmaking, and starting a business. Looking For A Class? These classes sell out well in advance, so getting into one will require some planning.
Here are a few places where you can look for scheduling information: In particular, the Introduction To Winemaking Analysis and Wine Filtration Short Course are applicable, as the former includes many of the same chemical tests that cider is subject to, and the latter discusses many of the same commercial filtration options that cidermakers use.
This is a week-long, onsite course which involves guest speakers from successful cidery startups as well as the opportunity to visit cideries in the Portland area. Portland State University runs a 4-course Business Of Craft Brewing certificate program which is conducted online and which overlaps with the cider, mead, and spirits categories.
It covers startup topics as well as ongoing management, distribution, marketing, and finance. Association of Cider Makers has created a Cider Certification Program CCP which covers cider history, appreciation, serving considerations, sensory evaluation, and more.
There is currently a level 1 certification program—which will soon be offered online—with other levels to follow. I took this course at Cidercon in Portland in and received the certification — I recommend it highly, primarily because Eric West of Ciderguide is at the helm of the program and brings both an encyclopedic knowledge of all things cider and many years of education experience to the program.
Covers cider to some degree, as well as mead and spirits. Overlaps with cider on the equipment, site selection, distribution, compliance, and other topics. Is Your Cidery Already Open?
Know of Other Startup Resources?Our Craft Cidery Startup Workshop offers an enriching and accelerated path to help ensure your own business is a success. Taught by seasoned professionals and some of the Pacific Northwest's biggest names in the industry, this course walks participants through the basics of.
Commercial Considerations. Thinking of going into business selling your hard grafted crafted cider or perry? Whilst this will not have all the answers, we are lucky . The purpose of this paper was to determine whether a hard cider company could be profitable in San Luis Obispo, CA in a 3 year period.
A business plan was created to analyze the potential profitability of the company and included an analysis of the market, competition, consumers, the industry, and finances. Background information was provided on the history of the hard apple cider industry.
Feasibility Study For A Small Farm Cidery in Nelson County, VA Prepared by: Matson Consulting PO Box business venture. The Virginia Foundation for Agriculture, Innovation, and Rural Sustainability IMPLEMENTATION PLAN.
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