Originally Posted by ChiN8
I don't know but it is very interesting to me.
Does anyoe know if there is a seperate license that would allow you to sell to local shops without going through the severe needs and money output of constructing a brewpub?
If you want to sell beer in any form to anyone, you need to pay taxes on it, and the TTB has to approve the premises where the beer will be brewed. Structures used for residence are not qualified, so it needs to be a separate building. As some members here have shown, it can be a small outbuilding in the back yard. Beyond that, they really just want you to pay the proper taxes on all beer produced, and keep very detailed and accurate records of everything. The state and local levels of government are typically the more difficult obstacles.
If you're serious, start researching your local zoning codes and state licensing laws.
If you're still serious after that, read this-http://www.ttb.gov/beer/brewers-notice.shtml