Originally Posted by bukwas_brew
I understand that there is no just "here's my brew, sell it/give it out" I would like to know what it would take to get there though. Like starting a small business to sell our beer in small amounts. Say like a catering thing where we provide custom brews. What would it take to get into that license wise? I'm assuming a brewing license and some type of FDA license? Please leave the "don't do it"s at the door cause I want to pursue something like this. Enlighten me!
Federal Brewers Notice
State Brewers License
State self distribution license
For the federal license you need to have a commercial property zoned for manufacturing, cannot be in or attached to a residence. Cannot apply without a signed lease.
You will spend thousands of dollars just on setting up the company and licensing, not to mention rent on a building that you can't even brew in for at least six months while you wait on licensing.
I'm all for people making the leap to a pro brewery, but it's a lot rougher than most think it is.