From Lawyer to Master Brewer

Tom Ellsworth sits down to talk beer and business with Michael Peticolas. They discuss how after a decade of being a lawyer, Michael was inspired by his mom to start a brewing company; now one of the most popular brewing companies in Dallas, Texas.

About Peticolas:

After practicing law for a decade, Michael Peticolas turned to his passion for craft beer. In 2010, he enrolled in the American Brewers Guild’s Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering program, wrote a business plan, and formed the Peticolas Brewing Company. The following year, he built a brewery and on December 30, 2011, Michael brewed his first batch of beer, an Imperial Red Ale called Velvet Hammer. During the first year of operations, Michael acted as the brewery’s sole brewer, cellarman, distributor, and brewery representative. Volunteers pitched in from day one and every brewery employee to date started as a volunteer having never worked at another brewery.

Beer and Business:

In A Beer and Business, the Biz Doc, Tom Ellsworth interviews entrepreneurs and uncovers lessons you can use today and tomorrow in your own company. See how other entrepreneurs built their companies and what they did to succeed.

About Tom Ellsworth: THOMAS N. ELLSWORTH, is an experienced CEO / COO and veteran entrepreneur. He has been disrupting industries and driving consumer shifts through Venture-backed companies in technology, software development, publishing and mobile that have generated exits totaling over $1B. Watch the interview with Patrick Bet-David:…

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