Craft beer – the tasty, above-average alcohol content, mystical potion beloved by beer enthusiasts around the world. So much so that loyal customers wear their favorite brewery’s logo like a badge of honor and have been known to stir up trouble with rival brew gangs when necessity demands it. According to brewersassociation.org, from 2016 to 2017, the amount of brewpubs, microbreweries and regional craft breweries grew by 16%. In 2017, 27% of all craft breweries saw negative barrel growth, and 17% saw double digit losses. More breweries are losing money than entering the market and managing the vital components of the business are essential to success.