Starting A Microbrewery

Costa Nikias from Beverage & Brewing Consulting will be holding the 2012 Starting A Microbrewery Information session in Auckland (the last for 2012) at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland on Saturday 10th November. This is a great 1 day course for anyone who has considered starting their own microbrewery and wish to seek further information from someone who has done it many times over. The course is designed for anyone who wants to start their own microbrewery or even for those just wishing to explore the feasibility of the idea before committing to such a venture as well as general  industry enthusiasts.

Starting your own microbrewery can be a daunting & overwhelming exercise to say the least, knowing what to do in what order is critical to saving you time, money in mistakes and lost opportunities. Let Beverage & Brewing Consulting take you through some of the key aspects involved in such a project from beer styles, best business models, excise and customs dealings to council and health department applications, equipment types and preferences, pitfalls to be aware of and industry statistics/trends + much more..

Costa Nikias from Beverage & Brewing Consulting has been involved in the craft beer industry for over a decade and has worked with some of Australasia’s most iconic breweries, a beer judge, Commercial Head Brewer and winemaker, he brings a strong business and process perspective to the courses.

For more information or to book this great sessions online, please visit

*Spaces are limited


  1. Hi Folks, FYI – Bays Brewery, Nelson, New Zealand has stopped brewing and is selling the brewery. List of gear on Trademe.
    Thanks, Ben

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