Beginning a Brewery with Rick Goehring – BeerSmith Podcast #282






This week I welcome Rick Goehring from Walnut River Brewing who shares an fascinating story of beginning a manufacturing brewery with little or no cash. Rick has the highest promoting Kansas produced Craft Beer now.

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Matters in This Week’s Episode (41:59)

  • This week I welcome Rick Goehring. Rick is the pinnacle brewer and co-founder of Walnut River Brewing close to Wichita, Kansas. Rick took a novel method by constructing out his manufacturing brewery over a interval of years with a comparatively small amount of cash whereas working full time at his IT job.
  • We talk about how Rick obtained began brewing and the way is ardour for homebrew finally led to him beginning a brewery.
  • Rick shares how he traded his residence for a damaged down constructing in El Dorado, Kansas after which lived in a small condominium within the constructing together with his household whereas renovating it.
  • We speak about how he bought his preliminary brewing setup with $50K in money after which jury rigged issues like his glycol chiller to make all of it work.
  • We talk about a few of the challenges with getting the brewery open and likewise the way it finally developed right into a manufacturing brewery moderately than the restaurant-brewpub he initially envisioned.
  • Rick shares his unique lineup of beers, and we talk about how his Irish Purple grew to become the highest promoting Kansas brewed beer within the state.
  • Rick shares his ideas on working a brewery from a brewer’s perspective.
  • He offers us his closing ideas after beginning a brewery on a shoe-string.

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