Mary Brettmann


My life was changed forever when Surly Brewing called in November of 2011.  They wanted to install QuickBooks Point of Sale. After a successful install, I stuck around to answer questions once in a while. Like Eldon the painter, there is plenty of work to be done and I found more and more rooms to paint. Everything changed with the passage of the “Surly Bill” (allowing for taprooms in Minnesota). All of a sudden, I needed to prepare for a 250,000 BBL production brewery, a 300-seat beer hall, a 178-seat event center and a 500 seat beer garden. It was a massive undertaking, but I loved every minute of it. With the successful opening of the Destination Brewery in December 2014, my work was done. Now, I am setting out to teach the industry what I’ve learned and to help people get to the next level in their journey. And so Beverage Business Builders was born.

I graduated from Carleton College in Minnesota, and I hold an active CPA license in Minnesota and California. I have 25+ years of experience in the corporate world. In prior lives, I have been a state auditor, a sales controller, an international treasury professional, a business owner and finally a craft brewing CFO for a fast growing regional craft brewery. I call Minnesota home, but have clients all throughout the country. I enjoy digging in and creating change at every client.

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Managing Your Inventory and Production to Ensure Financial Success