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CRAFT BrewING and distilling expertise

Brewing and distilling is all about passion for the craft. However, there is more to running a successful business than creating a great product. This is especially true in an increasingly competitive and crowded industry. To thrive and grow, you need a team of audit, tax, technology, and business consulting advisors with experience and a passion to match yours.

Brewing and Distilling Success with Knowledge and Strategy

At EKS&H, we have a dedicated team of professionals who specialize in accounting, financial, and technology support and solutions for craft brewers. We have been serving the industry for more than 15 years. Custom services for craft brewers include:
  • Federal and state and local tax compliance and unique tax planning strategies, including cost segregation, research and development (R&D) tax credit studies, and §179D
  • Comprehensive understanding of the capital-intensive nature of the industry and related financial attestation needs for growing breweries
  • Objective solutions for technology and data problems, including software, process improvement, and network infrastructure issues


Our Reputation and Qualifications

One of the largest segments within our manufacturing group is craft breweries. Our clients include large and well-established breweries and many new start-ups just entering the industry. In fact, our clients produce a combined 1,000,000+ barrels of beer per year.

To stay up to date on critical industry trends and opportunities, we are actively involved with several organizations, including the Brewers Association, the Colorado Brewers Guild, and California Craft Brewers Association.

Talk with Our Industry Lead

Connect with John DeVore to discuss our craft brewing industry services.

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