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Worth Brewing Company, LLC

Expand the premier local nanobrewery and taproom into a regionally distributed craft packaging microbrewery with an on-site taproom.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Northwood, IA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2007
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

We make craft beer, to be distributed in kegs and cans in the North Iowa area. We provide a locally made product using traditional methods and quality ingredients to satisfy a growing market for craft beer. Most people in the United States now live within 10 miles of a craft brewery. We will fill a need in our region by providing a variety of different beer styles. Our customers are educated and socially active men and women aged 25 to 49.


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    Peter Ausenhus

    Peter Ausenhus has been involved in the craft brewing industry for 26 years, first as a home brewer and later as a professional brewer for Summit Brewing Company in St. Paul, Minn. Ausenhus worked as a retail manager for Northern Brewer Brewing Supplies in St. Paul before moving to northern Iowa in 1998. Ausenhus opened Worth Brewing Company with wife and partner Margaret Bishop in 2007, one of the smallest licensed breweries in the country.

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    Margaret Ausenhus Bishop

    Margaret Bishop is the owner and manager of Worth Brewing Company as well as the founder and owner of Bishop Energy Engineering, an energy-efficiency consultant. Bishop is a professional engineer who has owned her consulting business for 17 years. In 2007 she opened Worth Brewing Company with her husband, Peter Ausenhus, and currently is responsible for regulatory management and business finances.

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    Audrey Sparks
    Taproom Manager and Social Media Czar

    Audrey Sparks has managed our existing taproom for the last year, and recently became our social media czar. She takes great pride in serving customers our handcrafted beers. When not updating our facebook, twitter and untapped accounts, she is running marathons, or playing with her 3 dogs and 2 birds.


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    Ernest Grumbles, Adams Monahan, LLP
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    Jane Bloomingdale, Bloomingdale Tax and Accounting