As a craft brewer, your livelihood is much more than a small business. It’s a personal dream come true, a display of artistic expression and a showcase of fine craftsmanship. Live Oak Bank understands your trade and shares your passion for craft beer. Our craft brewery loans allow you to make your dreams a reality.

Our committed brewery loan experts are focused on financing options that not only are tailored to the craft brewery industry, but keep more cash in your pocket and inspire growth. Funds can be used for expansion, equipment purchases, refinancing, working capital, construction and more. Our team defines success as delivering capital in a way that quickly and effectively drives your expansion goals.

We're ready when you are

Loan Terms that Set Your Cash Free

Live Oak’s cash flow lending model allows us to deliver longer terms for craft brewery loans. As your trusted financing partner, we can offer flexible down payment options with competitive variable or fixed rates. This results in more money that you can reinvest into your business. Live Oak Portal technology streamlines the loan process from application to funding, with real-time transparency, so you know what’s happening through every step.

Our Wine & Craft Beverages Team

  • Jeff Clark
    Industry Expert

    Email Jeff | 707.331.9098

  • Tracy Sheppard
    Senior Loan Officer

    Email Tracy | 707.486.4911

  • Randall Behrens
    Senior Loan Officer

    Email Randall | 707.799.8529

  • Kate Smith
    Loan Officer

    Email Kate | 910.798.1211

  • Jacqueline Crane
    Loan Officer

    Email Jacqueline | 910.687.4937

  • Keith Merklin
    General Manager

    Email Keith | 910.798.1212