Craft Beer Cellar

The Craft Beer Cellar franchise is a craft beer bottle shop. The brand is frequented by self-described beer geeks who are either Cicerone Certified Beer Servers or BJCP Recognized Judges. Many eventually obtain higher certifications. The franchisor studies and researches every single beer in all of its stores before making the decision to put it on the shelf. The ideal franchisee is a beer geek, has a passion for education and hospitality, a basic understanding of business management, and liquid assets of at least $35,000. The initial franchise fee is $25,000. The average location ranges between 900 — 1600 square feet and can be open is as little as six months. 

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Craft Beer Cellar

Craft Beer Cellar Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


The craft beer industry has more than doubled in sales in the past decade. There are over 5000 Craft Breweries in the U.S. and 2000 set to be opened. There is great growth potential in this $100 billion industry, as craft beer comprises only 11% of the market. A brand to consider is Craft Beer Cellar. The ideal candidate is a beer geek who is passionate about education and hospitality and understands management. In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that explains everything you need to know about the business, including marketing and advertising, social media, sales, hiring, and more. While it varies by state, the average investment of a typically ranges between $50k - $150k, including the initial fee of $25,000. The target size Craft Beer Cellar is 900 — 1600 square feet. The brand has three main values.These are beer, hospitality, and education.
The franchisor has been in search of beers made in breweries just down the street or on the other side of the world, that are well-crafted and good examples of either their style or excellence. Customers should always expect to be treated like family. Staff members carry boxes to cars, make great eye contact, and genuinely care how the customer's day is going. All beer geeks who frequent Craft Beer Cellar are either Cicerone Certified Beer Servers or BJCP Recognized Judges. Many of these individuals go on to obtain higher certifications. The brand's leadership team has studied and researched every single beer sold at its locations, before deciding to put it on the shelf.  

Company Details

Founded: 2010
Franchising since: 2012
Headquarters: Belmont, MA 02478
Canada: No
International: No
Absentee: No
Home-based/mobile: No
Exclusive territory: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Craft Beer Cellar

In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that explains everything you need to know about the business, including marketing and advertising, social media, sales, hiring, and more. The support and training are ongoing. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Craft Beer Cellar Franchise.

What does a Craft Beer Cellar Franchise Cost?

Craft Beer Cellar franchise fees for 2024:

Royalty Fee: 2%
Initial Franchise Fee: $25,000
Initial Investment: $60,325 - $182,000

Is Craft Beer Cellar a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Craft Beer Cellar is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Craft Beer Cellar a Home Based franchise?

No. Craft Beer Cellar is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Craft Beer Cellar Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Craft Beer Cellar franchisees make. Craft Beer Cellar offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Craft Beer Cellar Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Craft Beer Cellar franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Craft Beer Cellar Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Craft Beer Cellar franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Craft Beer Cellar Looking for International franchisees?

No. Craft Beer Cellar franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Craft Beer Cellar's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Miscellaneous & Unique, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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Craft Beer Cellar Franchises for Sale

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