Panelists give their thoughts and advice at the "So You Want to Start a Brewery" panel at Longmont Startup Week. From left, Ted Risk of Wibby Brewing, Billy McDivitt of Open Door Brewing Co., Janine Ledingham of Longmont Economic Development Partnership, John Young of Longtucky Spirits, and Cindy and Dean Landy of St. Vrain Cidery. BizWest/Jensen Werley.

What craft brewers in Longmont want you to know about breaking into the industry

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email PrintLONGMONT — In the city that houses brewery giants such as Oskar Blues Brewery and Left Hand Brewing Co., a panel of early-stage craft alcohol entrepreneurs gave advice on how to start in the craft-brewery industry. The “So you want to start a brewery?” panel at Wibby Brewing featured five panelists — two from breweries, one from a distillery and two from a cidery — discussing funding, return on investment…