About Don Schjeldahl

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So far Don Schjeldahl has created 10 blog entries.

What’s in a Name?

There is the obvious. The brewery is located at the northern end of North Water Street on the edge of Kent’s energetic downtown district. There is also something [...]

What’s Next?

We are solidly focused on executing our plan. Great beer, and lots of exciting beers almost every week! We are also pledged to connecting to the outdoors through [...]

A Pandemic Opening

North Water Brewing Co. opened the rave reviews on November 25th Thanksgiving Eve at the peak of the pandemic. The key to success? Assembling a core team committed [...]

The Perfect Spot

Turns out it was hard, who would have thought? Don and the crew considered five different locations before selecting the auto collision repair garage at 101 E Crain. [...]

The Challenge

Clients respond enthusiastically to this consulting advice and ask Don to lead efforts to start a brewery. Reluctance turns to excitement. “How hard could it be?” [...]

Back To The Roots

Don returns to Kent to run a private consulting practice that includes advising communities on economic development strategy. A consistent message to community leaders, “You need a microbrewery [...]

Sierra Nevada

Don joins Sierra Nevada Brewing after helping them select Mills River, North Carolina for a new brewery. Don aids Sierra Nevada with site development, community engagement, and environmental [...]

Lessons Learned

Lessons learned from locating corporate facilities; towns and cities that embrace the craft beer culture attract creative people, a hot commodity for corporate executives looking for that right [...]

San Fran

While in San Francisco for business Don goes to Gordon Biersch for dinner and asks for a Budweiser. “We only serve our own beer” he was told. Don [...]

The Austin Company

Don takes a job with Cleveland-based The Austin Company, international engineering, and construction firm. Don joins the location selection consulting practice.

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