Originally Posted by evancold
WOW! what a read. I have spent the past three days reading this thread till my eyes hurt and finally here I am at page 110. Congrats on your brewery, I think you might have just talked me in to making the dive when everything is ready. Keep up the good work Hoss! Another thought I had is have you went to bars and talked to them about carrying your beer? Sounds like you can bypass the 3 tier bs system that they put in place since you are all 3. I have brought some of my beers to local bars and they are wanting to carry them. I figure once I have ten or so bars that are willing then I will get the ball rolling. For now I have 2 that will carry my beer once i am ready.
Honestly, if you wait that long before you start, you're losing a lot of time and potential sales. The amount of time, money, and effort to get started cannot be understated. The red tape is long, and during the arduous road to licensing you will have time to approach bars for distribution. Having a timeline to actual sale will also separate those giving you lip service from those seriously interested in your product.