Getting “Tip”-sy: What Brewers Need To Know About Tip-Pooling Arrangements

Over the summer, news broke that Surly Brewing Co. was found liable by a Minnesota court for violations of the state’s tip-pooling law.  The brewery, which operates a large beer hall in Minneapolis, was accused by a former bartender of requiring staff to participate in an unlawful tip-pooling scheme.  Under Minnesota law, employees are allowed…

New Brewery Bootcamp

new brewery bootcamp

On Monday, July 24, the Massachusetts Brewers Guild held its New Brewery Bootcamp at the new Springdale Barrel Room in Framingham. The well-attended event offered a series of presentations from experienced brewers and other professionals on topics ranging from “What I wish I had known” to accounting basics to wastewater treatment. Jen Garner, of Bowditch…