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Brewing Beer and a Business plan? In Dialogue with Kessel&Kelle

Poträt von Mitgründer Lucas Delliponti von Kessel&Kelle

What is it actually like when you manage to turn your hobby into a career – ultimate fulfilment or ultimately just a means to an end? Co-founder of Potsdam's best-known craft beer brewery, Lucas Delliponti, talks about his experiences in the Gründungsgeist Berlin-Brandenburg podcast.

Ali and Lucas run the smallest brewery in Potsdam, "Kessel&Kelle". In an area with only 25 square metres, they brew around 900 litres a month and supply selected shops and restaurants in Potsdam and the surrounding area with 6 types of beer and a non-alcoholic hop-based brew.

I would love to grow again right now. I think you also have to grow dynamically. Right now, I could invest anything to be big. Because it's just fun! (Lucas Delliponti)

But the two friends don't want to stop at 3,000 bottles a month and have big goals. Not only do they want to be able to make a full-time living from making and selling beer, they also want Kessel&Kelle to become an important part of Potsdam's culture and city centre. Sustainability also plays an important role here. In the podcast with cultural manager Doreen Löwe, Lucas talks about how they came to found a brewery two years ago, their ambitious goals for the future and what skilful dealings with the authorities have to do with it.

To the podcast Gründungsgeist Berlin-Brandenburg

Event tip: On the 11th of April, you can visit the guys at their brewery when they open their doors for Beer & Synergies.

Editing & Production: Doreen Löwe
Editing: Andrej Tschitschil

Podcast Gründungsgeist - Kessel&Kelle


ZEGM – Start-up and Management Qualification Unit

Room 3.01
Anke Lüers-Salzmann
Project coordination ESF and EXIST, initial consultation