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Lean The F*ck Out, Episode 46 — Growing A Brewery, An Interview With Nicole Carrier, Cofounder Of Throwback Brewery

We talk with Nicole Carrier, co-founder of Throwback Brewery, New Hampshire’s only 100% women-owned brewery. She shares how she and her co-founder started and funded the brewery. Nicole talks about expanding from nano-brewery to full brewhouse on an historic farm and how they manage the many moving parts.

In this episode we talked with Nicole Carrier, co-founder of Throwback Brewery, New Hampshire’s only 100% women-owned brewery about growing a brewery. Nicole shares with us how she and her co-founder started the brewery, how they funded the venture and their expansion from a nano-brewery to full brewhouse located on an historic farm property. Nicole talks about what it takes to run a craft brewing operation and full restaurant on an historic farm. Nicole also shares her experiences being a female brewery owner in a male dominated industry.

Growing a Brewery Episode Highlights

  • Starting and expanding a brewing business
  • How they funded the business
  • How they keep organized in a business with lots of moving parts
  • Managing a partnership
  • Going from side hustle to full time entrepreneur
  • Being a female in a male dominated field

Nicole Carrier

Nicole Carrier of Throwback Brewery - Growing a BreweryNicole is co-founder of Throwback Brewery — New Hampshire’s only 100% women-owned brewery. Like many co-founders, Nicole wears many hats including Marketing Guru, Chief Realist, and card-carrying M.B.A, social media, technology, and business strategy. Nicole and Annette Lee started Throwback in 2010 as a way to combine their two passions — brewing great beer and supporting local agriculture. Before starting Throwback Brewery, Nicole home brewed for over 10 years. Nicole has a B.A. from Dartmouth College in Economics and Math, and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School at Dartmouth. She is also a former IBM executive. She is currently President of the New Hampshire Brewers Association.

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Lean The F*ck Out

Lean the F*ck Out is a podcast conversation among women entrepreneurs who are creating their own way of living and working. The show is unapologetically for and about women who are leaning out of the constraints of the traditional corporate 9 to 5 to create a life that feels right. Join us.

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