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Distillery Startup Workshop

This five-day event features Oregon State's renowned distilling spirits expert
Dr. Paul Hughes. If you are interested in learning more about the opportunities in the fast-growing market of craft whiskey, vodka, tequila and other spirits, please join us.

Distillery Startup Workshop

March 9-13, 2020 | Corvallis, Oregon

According to the PwC, the US craft spirits industry is expected to grow at 40 percent (volume) annually through 2020. For those interested in launching or expanding a craft spirits business, opportunity abounds.

Our Distillery Startup Workshop gives you the knowledge and skills needed to join this expanding market and launch your own unique and profitable distillery.

Created by international distilling expert and consultant Dr. Paul Hughes, this workshop is designed for distillers, brewers and entrepreneurs who want to optimize the business side of their distilling efforts.

During this five-day workshop, you will learn:

  • How to raise needed capital and manage cash flow in your organization
  • How to procure raw materials for your distilled spirits on a budget
  • How to create a strategic marketing plan for the growth of your business

Whether you're an experienced distiller looking for consultation from an industry expert, a brewer looking to expand your current business, or considering a business opportunity, this course will give you the knowledge and connections needed to succeed in this rapidly growing industry.

If you're interested, you can learn more about the upcoming Distillery Startup workshop and secure your seat.

Friday, March 13 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Wiegand Hall | Oregon State University Campus, 238 100 Wiegand Hall, 3051 SW Campus Way

Event Type

Conference or Workshop

Event Topic

Skill Building


Community, Alumni





$1,995 (+ $60 registration fee)

College of Agricultural Sciences, Professional and Continuing Education, Department of Food Science and Technology


Contact Name

Greg Aronoff

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