Well, I got a first game of Brew Crafters under my belt, with my 10-year-old. I can tell that this game is going to be a bear to teach - there are a lot of moving parts that fit together. I have to spend some time now that I have played thinking about the order to explain things in. Shockingly (to me, anyway), our game was pretty close to the "box time" - I think it was about 70 min for the two of us.
I won 40-32, but it was a hard-fought game, and we both made strategy mistakes throughout. I know that I would get my ass handed to me by an experienced player. We played on a card table, and we definitely needed the whole table surface, but I don't think the additional footprint for additional players would be all that great.
I forgot to take a picture while the game was set up, so you'll have to settle for the picture of the box I took hen it arrived.