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Financial Training for Your Beer Business

We help you increase profits and cash flow

Financial training courses
Community of beer business owners 
1-on-1 financial coaching to transform your financial results

Who We Are...What We Do...


Hi, my name is Kary Shumway a CPA with 20+ years as a CFO for a beer wholesaler and a brewery.

I’ve spent my career using finance to help improve financial results in our businesses. Now, I’m helping other beer businesses do the same.

Here are 3 ways we can work together:

  1. Financial Training Courses: You get unlimited access to 12+ online financial training courses, with bite-sized videos, downloadable materials, and access to me to ask questions
  2. Financial Community: You get the training courses PLUS access to the Beer Business Finance Association, a network of beer industry owners and managers
  3. Financial Coaching: You get the courses, the community, and 1-on-1 financial coaching with me, a CPA and beer industry CFO. We'll work together to transform your financial results

Our financial training programs are designed specifically for non-financial beer industry owners and managers. 

All of our training is built on real-world, practical business strategy, tactics and best practices.

No fluff here. Just proven and profitable resources to help you transform financial results in your beer business. 


"Am I properly managing keg inventory? How do I build a safety program? How do I manage cash flow? Just ask Kary Shumway. He has an answer and also a real gift for simplifying the beer business with solutions you can easily put into action."

Keith Gribbins
Editor, Craft Brewing Business

"[Kary Shumway’s] Craft Brewery Finance is one of my go-to resources for substantive advice. Across a broad range of fields — not only finance but sales, marketing, planning, and strategy — Kary provides a steady stream of thoughtful and concise guidance to help us navigate the complexities of the beer industry."

Rob Lightner
East Brother Beer Company

"[Kary] reinforces the need for a disciplined approach to the business side of our business. The benchmarks shared in these articles can serve as guideposts for decisions that either strengthen a brewery’s footing or help drive the business forward by identifying and investing in areas that add the most value."

Erol Moe
Co-Founder, Stoneface Brewing Co.

"If you are like me, you spent your formative years under the impression that sales would drive profits and profits would pay the bills. Kary’s information is the cliff notes version of an MBA in financial management I wish I had 20 years ago."

David Fields
Former President, Consolidated Beverages

"Kary’s Brewery Financial Training Program has helped me as the leader to dive into our financials and get a specific, realistic understanding of each of our reports. Thanks to Kary we have put into place a weekly cash flow scorecard for our senior leadership team. In addition, I’d recommend this course to any level of brewery finance employee as well as every owner or key leader in your company."

Karen Hertz
Chief Brewista, Holidaily Brewing Co.

"The class has allowed me to really dive deeper into the numbers and how to apply them accordingly. It's allowing me to make the necessary adjustments within our operations to make sure that we are running more efficiently and profitable. A lot of great insight that will make the transition into a bigger project less stressful. Thanks for offering such a great class."

Kevin Youkilis
Loma Brewing Company

"I highly recommend the Brewery Financial Training Program to anyone currently running a craft brewery or wanting to start up their own operation. Brewing delicious beer must be paired with strong financial management if a craft brewery is to succeed. This course provides a practical, easy-to-implement blueprint for managing the business, measuring progress, and keeping the cash flow moving. Plus, you’ll get great insider tips from Kary on working with bankers, improving margins, and growing the bottom line. In short, this is a great investment."

Travis Rivers Hopkins
USFSP Brewing Arts Graduate

Test Drive a Free Mini-Course

Our training is perfect for beverage business owners, managers and staff who need practical financial training to improve financial results. Our financial training programs provide you with straight-forward, actionable tactics to build a stronger and more profitable company. But don't take our word for it, test drive a free course...

Cash Flow Mini-Course

In this course you'll learn the key drivers of brewery cash flow. Use the tips, tactics and cash flow models to improve financial results.


Financial Plan Mini-Course

Financial planning is a survival skill. In this course you'll learn how to build a fast, flexible financial plan to monitor and improve profits.


Key Metrics Mini-Course

Learn how to build a dashboard of key metrics to track the most important numbers in your beer business.


Top 10 Benefits of our Financial Training

...using the latest financial techniques you will learn in the courses. My 20+ years experience as a CFO in the beverage industry means you will learn my secrets for success during normal times and these trying times.

...with proven, easy to implement financial techniques and tactics.

...through on-demand, online video training — a comfortable medium that your team is familiar with. 

...financial planning, implementation, and tracking techniques.

...through the use of proven and easy to implement money-saving tactics. 

...with easily digestible learning topics. Students demonstrate they learned the concepts before moving to the next topic with graded quizzes.

...with accountability through multiple quizzes and a final exam to pass the course.

...by investing in professional development. Students will appreciate that management (you!) has invested in them with this critical financial learning program.

...as Warren Buffet said, "by far the best investment you can make is in yourself". An investment in our financial training will provide a high return on your income statement. 

...if you’re not completely satisfied let us know within 60 days of purchase and you'll get a no-questions-asked 100% money-back guarantee. 

Ready to Transform Your Financial Results?

Below are 3 options to get started...

Option #1: Financial Training Courses

Our Brewery Financial Training courses are perfect for beer business owners and managers who are focused on improving financial results. Our training programs provide you with straight-forward, actionable tactics to build a stronger and more profitable company.

Option #2: Financial Courses + Community

You get all the financial training courses PLUS membership to the Beer Business Finance Association, a network of beer business owners and managers. Share ideas, financial best practices, and connect with peers.

Option #3: Financial 1-on-1 Coaching

You get all the financial training courses, membership to the Beer Business Finance Association, and 1-on-1 meetings with a beer industry CFO.


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