Once in a while I write something elsewhere. These days, it's usually by request rather than me hoping to pad my CV and recently our kind beer blog sponsors worldlabel.com asked me to think about what I would consider some important tips for starting your own small brewery. I don't know how much I know about that compared to the next guy but two careers ago, I actually did help a guy go through some of the steps he needed to undertake to move towards opening a brewery. It never came to be. I wonder if the tips I thought of now were the same as then? I think one bit of advice I didn't add in my post but that I shared back then was "don't set up there - they're all cheapskates!"
Anyway, have a look. See what you think. It was an interesting exercise and I really like the first photo, repeated above, that I took at Ontario's Stratford Brewing a few years ago.