The Formula for a Great Beer Business with Kelly Sidgwick from Good Chemistry Brewing

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On the Hop Forward Podcast this week, we are talking all about business with Kelly Sidgwick from Bristol based brewery Good Chemistry Brewing.

Unfortunately, many business owners have had a rough ride throughout 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. While it’s usually enough in and of itself to deal with the myriad of issues that arise on a daily basis while running a business, the national lockdowns and resulting economic impacts have caused wave after wave of anxiety and fear.

Somehow, we’ve all muddled through, and each of us has our own story to tell.

The story this week comes from Kelly Sidgwick – director and co-founder of Bristol based brewery Good Chemistry Brewing.

Good Chemistry Brewing turned 5 this August past and have had to negotiate many difficult decisions due to COVID-19, one of which was the internal battle surrounding whether it was ethical to press on with mobile canning or not in order to stem the spread of the virus.

Difficult decisions to say the least.

In this episode, Kelly and I discuss all things business, everything from hiring staff, keeping them motivated, how to grow your business, vision and values, wages and attitudes towards money and so much more… all to the backdrop of a global pandemic.


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