2) check with city/county what they need from you (very important).
I'm in NC, so I know things will be a little different than WI, but what kind of things did the city/county need from you with regard to zoning and building requirements? Did you have to get a zoning variance? Did they require sprinkler coverage in the building? What about your water and sewer requirements? Parking? ADA compliance?
7) If you are brewpub health department license if you are production brewery agg department food manufacturer license.
You know, if it weren't for government, starting a brewery wouldn't be as hard.
My goal is to start as a production brewery. Running a restaurant adds another massive level of complexity that I would rather not deal with. Who did the inspection of the equipment? Was it the building dept, health/ag dept or both?
Opening a brewery is not just brewing. You have to be accountant, salesperson and anything in between.
Brewing beer is easy.
Selling beer is hard.
I relish the challenge.
Thanks. I'm sure to need all the luck I can make.