Craft Breweries

At First Key, we look at every business from the owner’s perspective. We start by listening and asking the right questions, and then drill-down deep into the issues, and we don’t settle for off-the-shelf solutions. Our people, our values, our passion, and our way of doing things make the difference. Whether we are helping plan a new project, develop a brand or expand current facilities and systems to keep up with demand, we make sure that our solutions translate quickly into action, and we are committed to leaving our clients stronger than when we arrive. Our services for craft breweries include:

Business Plan & Feasibility

First Key has been helping brewpubs and craft brewers assess markets, determine requirements, and develop sound business plans for over 30 years.

read more +

Sales & Marketing

Are you growing your business through the power of your brand? We help client brands take advantage of growth opportunities through superior qualitative & quantitative research, strategic planning and implementation that establishes sustainable competitive advantage.

read more +

Product Development

The combination of pilot brews, laboratory support and sensory evaluation makes First Key a one-stop-shop for new product development. We have successfully developed all types of beers, including advanced research and development of highly innovative new styles.

read more +

Build a New Brewery

Whether it is larger state-of-the-art facilities or a brewpub or nano-brewing setup, we have the people and experience to guide you from conception to completion.

read more +

Expand your Brewery

We work with breweries to develop and implement expansion plans that make sense from all perspectives, and enables them to make the jump to the next level while production is on-going.

read more +

Quality Management System (QMS)

We have a solid track record of helping our clients develop quality management systems, troubleshoot production issues, and perform independent quality audits to ensure their beer maintains peak quality and consistency.

read more +

Staffing

With a vast network of brewing professionals at our fingertips, we have helped many breweries find the right team-member for the job, and/or provide onsite training for existing staff.

read more +