Thinking of going pro in NJ? Maybe starting a nice Nanobrewery? Here is a useful link to the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control website.
I just got off the phone with a nice young lady over there and thought I'd share my findings. Remember this is all state-specific, so there are still Federal things to do.
In order to manufacture my own beer and distribute it to a retail establishment (iow put beer in kegs and sell to a bar) I would need a type 11 Limited Brewery License,
at $1,250, renewed annually.
That lets me brew up to 50,000 barrels of beer a year. No, they don't have anything more reasonable for small brewers.
She mentioned the beer would be manufactured at a commercial location. I asked if it was permissible to brew the beer in a separate building on my property. She specifically said it may not be manufactured in any area that is zoned residential. So I'd have to buy or rent commercial property.