I just came across this thread. Kudos! I've been talking lately with my wife about the possibility of doing the same in the distant future (10+ yrs). But I figure it doesn't hurt to start researching as early as possible.
I just had a couple question, I hope you don't mind answering (I posted this to the thread as well, but fear you might miss it; feel free to respond there).
1) It looks like it took you and your partner quite some time to come up with a business plan, going back and forth between a brewery for distribution and a prewpub. What ultimately led you to a distribution model? Was it location, market, being able to build up more slowly?
2) Had you always planned to grow your business in NM, or did it take some time to find the right place for your plan?
3) I might have missed this, but how many brews do you currently produce, and how long did it take you to start stepping up?
Thanks so much for your time!