Craft Brewing Business is a trade website dedicated to the professionals working in what we’ll categorize as the high-end, local-focused, small business sector of the beer market. We as employee owners also embrace the independent spirit and small business values that are integral to the craft alcohol industry. The result is an award-winning website and newsletter helping craft breweries succeed in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace that now has 9,000+ breweries operating in America.
Craft Brewing Business covers the business of beer from four distinct angles: 1) equipment and systems; 2) marketing and distribution; 3) supplies and ingredients; and 4) business and management services. From fermenters and philanthropy to hops and overhead costs, our editorial is a mix of breaking news, tech articles, brewery spotlights, community outreach, equipment analysis, legislative updates and tradeshow coverage that you can’t find anywhere else (for free, at least). Our readers are beer pros — brewers, packaging managers, chemists, bartenders, distributors, merchandise clerks and anyone vital to the success of a commercial craft brewery.
We as writers are beer enthusiasts, but this is not an enthusiasts’ site. Craft Brewing Business is committed to the big business of running a small brewery.
Keith has more than 19 years of publishing and writing experience for many national business-to-business and consumer publications. Keith started his career in the newspaper business after earning a bachelor’s degree in English from Ohio University.
Chris has been an editor and writer for more than 15 years, with the last ten years spent in business-to-business publishing. Chris holds a master’s degree in journalism from Kent State University.
IT Director and Website Manager
Sean is an IT professional who specializes in many areas for CBB including website development, SEO, programming, advertising analytics and digital ad-ops/traffic. Sean has a BS in computer science and a BA in mathematics from Kent State University.
VP Sales & Marketing
Pete has more than 19 years of experience helping businesses successfully plan and execute digital and print advertising strategies as well as lead-gen solutions and trade events. Pete has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from the University of Dayton.