Don't forget to file those trademark applications once the logo is on the swag and in circulation. The best is yet to come. Lots of local, state, and federal applications in your future. I think it was 2010 or so when my friend started noodling with the brewery idea. He opened on Dec. 30, 2011. I feel like I went through almost every step of the process with him. It's a lot of work, but it has been very rewarding for him. But he relishes in those weekends where he doesn't have any events to attend. He won gold at GABF this year for his English Pale Ale, and he is selling all he can produce at this point. Expansion is imminent. That is, of course, a good thing. But it creates a whole 'nother level of stress.