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Industry Focus: Craft Beer


Running a brewery isn’t easy. We get it. That’s why we work hard to ensure you have the financial information you need to make bold decisions and capitalize on opportunities to grow your business. Whether you are starting from scratch or an existing brewer, the accounting system generates valuable information that helps fuel efficient operations and plan for future growth. By leveraging our manufacturing and restaurant experience, we are able to help companies just like yours accelerate no matter where you are in your business life cycle. Some of the services we offer for companies just like yours are:

Planning and Development

  • Choosing the best entity structure
  • Setting up your accounting system, including chart of accounts
  • Creating a process to track and monitor inventory
  • Budget preparation and cash flow reporting
  • Prepare business plan presentation and investor decks for lending or investing opportunities
  • Federal TTB licensing assistance

Established Brewers

  • Assess your current accounting system and recommend improvements
  • Cost accounting services
  • Tax credit studies
  • Establish and evaluate internal controls
  • Cash flow management
  • Development of management reports
  • Evaluate expansion opportunities
  • Evaluate business and real estate transactions to ensure they are financially sound
  • Assist with capital raising efforts
  • Discuss and plan strategies for exit

Brewpub and Tap Room Operations

  • Planning and budgeting for opening a brewpub or tap room
  • Establishment of internal controls to maximize efficiency and minimize risk
  • Conduct menu engineering to increase profitability by encouraging purchase of high-profit items and maintaining quality
  • Integration of efficient POS and flow meter systems with the accounting system



Edelstein is a full service CPA firm with a global reach, allowing us to grow with you from the very beginning and build a strong, trusting relationship. Additional services we offer are:

  • Audit, reviews, and compilations
  • Business valuations
  • Business tax planning and preparation for federal, state and local, and international taxes
  • Individual and family tax planning and preparation for federal, state and local, and international taxes
  • Wealth transfer and estate planning
  • Succession planning for business

To learn more about how we can help you, contact Bob Babine.

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