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Re: OK, we're doing it
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2012, 07:41:50 AM »
Awesome. We are considering the county for our next build due to lower regulations. Still have to deal with health department but building code much easier.

Are you coming to NHC?  If so, stop by the WAHA booth and give my beer a try.  If your bringing any beer, I'd love to try yours.  I appreciate all your comments. 

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Re: OK, we're doing it
« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2012, 09:33:50 AM »
Heck yeah, I'm coming. Love to try your beers and am trying to figure out a way to get mine out there as well.
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Re: OK, we're doing it
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2012, 08:00:43 PM »
Play you cards right Major and you may get a lot and building paid for by the local government. When moving up you may have the upper hand. Long shot but it could happen, happened for a brewery in WI.
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Re: OK, we're doing it
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2012, 10:00:30 AM »
Well, we got an email from out state LCB.  Looks like they want a lot information.  Much of it is all ready for them as it's the same as the TTB, but a few new things. 

Good thing I'm a pencil pusher for my day job........ 

If all goes well, we should have kegs out by Labor day.

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Re: OK, we're doing it
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2012, 07:47:26 AM »
OK, the "specialist review" was supposed to be due today, and checking the TTB website, nothing has happened.  I guess this is our first real "delay."


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Re: OK, we're doing it
« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2012, 08:15:18 PM »
OK, the "specialist review" was supposed to be due today, and checking the TTB website, nothing has happened.  I guess this is our first real "delay."

Call, permits on line, I did and it turned out that our file was assigned to some one out on maternity leave! The very helpful person got us a new specialist, got an email by the end of that day from a new specialist! SO CALL TOMORROW! ASAP!
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Re: OK, we're doing it
« Reply #36 on: June 22, 2012, 05:48:42 PM »
OK, the "specialist review" was supposed to be due today, and checking the TTB website, nothing has happened.  I guess this is our first real "delay."

Call, permits on line, I did and it turned out that our file was assigned to some one out on maternity leave! The very helpful person got us a new specialist, got an email by the end of that day from a new specialist! SO CALL TOMORROW! ASAP!
BB  Good to hear that.
Wear the tie for the phone interview. I heard it helps :)
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Re: OK, we're doing it
« Reply #37 on: June 24, 2012, 09:42:54 PM »
Phone call tomorrow from the TTB. I hope it goes well! Wearing the the dolphin tie the wife loves tomorrow! ;)
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Re: OK, we're doing it
« Reply #38 on: June 25, 2012, 10:45:33 AM »
How did the call go Marc?  Did the tie help? ;D

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Re: OK, we're doing it
« Reply #39 on: June 26, 2012, 08:35:32 PM »
No phone interview yet, but no email asking for something else. That is great! I'm amazed how some people get annoyed resending things that have been resent. I won't mention names! My new specialist has been great.
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Re: OK, we're doing it
« Reply #40 on: July 09, 2012, 09:11:12 AM »
OK, the "specialist review" was supposed to be due today, and checking the TTB website, nothing has happened.  I guess this is our first real "delay."

Call, permits on line, I did and it turned out that our file was assigned to some one out on maternity leave! The very helpful person got us a new specialist, got an email by the end of that day from a new specialist! SO CALL TOMORROW! ASAP!

Well, we are now in contact with our specialist, and we had to file a variance request, as our brewery will be on residential property.  Doesn't seem to be a big deal though.  She did indicate that it will be at least a couple weeks yet before she can really dig into our application. 

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Re: OK, we're doing it
« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2012, 08:50:47 PM »
If you are sitting on your hands waiting for the TTB call your local/state regulatory meet the person you will be dealing with on a day to day. The person on the end of the line is the one who decides how you get your state liscense. Be proactive get to know the state on your side, get a prescreening.

Get the other local municapalities involved. Be Transparent. It will help you in the end. This is my own opinion.

Your milege may vary.
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Re: OK, we're doing it
« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2012, 09:26:33 PM »
If you are sitting on your hands waiting for the TTB call your local/state regulatory meet the person you will be dealing with on a day to day. The person on the end of the line is the one who decides how you get your state liscense. Be proactive get to know the state on your side, get a prescreening.

Get the other local municapalities involved. Be Transparent. It will help you in the end. This is my own opinion.

Your milege may vary.

State is being great.  No problems there.  We are not in a city, and the county has no clue.  Which is a good thing.  Found out today the TTB woman is on vacation.  Her supervisor said all we need is the variance letter and we are golden.  Looks like by the end of July.........

Now, for product liability insurance. 

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Re: OK, we're doing it
« Reply #43 on: July 16, 2012, 08:06:45 AM »
Well, the state waived their on-site inspection after we emailed them some pictures.  So, were done with the state now.  Just waiting on the feds, and we had to modify our brewer's bond, as it's in the name of the company, but we are a sole proprietorship, so it has to be in the name of the owner, not the company.  New bond form sent on Friday........

And we brewed Saturday on the relocated brewery system  Some bugs to work out for sure, but, we have beer fermenting, so that's good.  Just my basic session IPA recipe.  Gonna have to figure a way to reuse cooling water.  We are now on city water supply, not the free water I got at my place. 


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Re: OK, we're doing it
« Reply #44 on: July 16, 2012, 04:36:06 PM »
Just waiting on the feds, and we had to modify our brewer's bond, as it's in the name of the company, but we are a sole proprietorship, so it has to be in the name of the owner, not the company.  New bond form sent on Friday........
As a sole proprietor you (as a individual) are fully responsible for your company liabilities.
Are you aware of this?
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