Chat with us, powered by LiveChat
Financing Your Start-Up Brewery


Maria Pearman, CPA

Maria is a CPA based in Portland, OR whose firm provides accounting expertise and a deep operational knowledge to alcohol beverage companies. Maria founded Radix Accounting in 2012 after spending five years at a large, local CPA firm. Radix was created to provide accounting expertise and a deep operational knowledge to two specific industries that she enjoys–craft beer and creative services. Maria was also the Portland Lead Instructor for Becker CPA review courses for five years, and taught Finance and Accounting for the Craft Brewer in Portland State University’s Business of Craft Brewing program. She also has held committee chair positions with the Oregon Society of CPAs and was selected by the American Society of CPAs to participate in their Leadership Academy as one of 34 young industry leaders in 2015. Her book Small Brewery Finance: Accounting Principles & Planning for the Craft Brewer will be published by the Brewers Association in October 2019. Outside of work Maria loves to travel and explore the far-flung corners of the globe.

Guest Speakers

Week 1: John Harris, Ecliptic Brewing;  Brewer TBD

Week 2: Brewery Investor TBD

Week 3: TBD Banker from Live Oak

Week 4: Marcus Reed, Craft Brewers Alliance

Week 5: Mike Drumm, attorney at Drumm Law, LLC