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Craft Beverage Overview

The craft brewing, cider, distillery and wine industries are known for their collaboration, creativity and entrepreneurialism. Recognizing the needs and opportunities for these types of businesses are unique, RubinBrown has established a group of experts to serve the craft beverage industry.

As one of the top public accounting firms in the nation, our team is experienced in providing a comprehensive range of services while developing deep relationships through close personal attention to our clients.

The RubinBrown Craft Beverage Services Group includes professionals within the Food & Beverages Services Group with high levels of passion and industry experience with the essential tools to serve all types of businesses within the industry and its supply chain.

As a firm, our primary goal is to add value to our clients through close, personal relationships and timely communication. We serve as partners with our clients to contribute to growth rather than simply a support function.

For the growing brewery, winery, distillery or cidery, we provide a multitude of services, including:

Outsourced Accounting & Bookkeeping Services

Tax Compliance & Advisory Services

Financial Statement Audit, Review & Compilation Services

Business Advisory Services

  • Sales and marketing strategies in areas such as new product introductions, market penetration and competitor analysis
  • Inventory and cooperage management and control strategies to reduce stock-outs while at the same time reducing inventory levels
  • Lean management techniques to ensure you are operating as efficiently as possible
  • Information technology expertise including cyber security, IT strategy and efficiencies
  • Business valuations for:
    • Equity based compensation (for compliance with IRC § 409A)
    • Transaction purposes (internal / external)
  • Machinery and equipment appraisals (for lending and insurance purposes)
  • Transaction advisory
    • Preparing to sell (buy-side analysis and consulting)
    • Looking to buy (financial, tax, and IT due diligence)
    • Succession planning


Focus on Food & Beverage: St. Louis State of the Brew’nion

The Jefferson Ballroom on Chouteau was buzzing with beer talk on February 13, 2017, as brewers from across the city joined together for the St. Louis Brewers Guild’s inaugural State of the Brew’nion event.

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