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Re: OK, we DID it!
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2012, 09:43:00 AM »
Way to go!

+1   Keep us posted on how you're doing.  Fun to share the excitement here with you.
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Re: OK, we DID it!
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2012, 09:40:50 AM »
This is awesome Mic, congratulations.  Let me know if it makes it across the sound, and I'll let you know if I do. ;)

Bottling is not even the plan right now Tom.  A couple local tap accounts is it.  But as they say "never say never"

Although, we are going to try to pour at the Strange Brewfest this coming January.  Maybe that Jalaepno IPA, or such.......

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Re: OK, we DID it!
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2012, 10:14:05 AM »
I think it's awesome that you're doing a pico brewery. Interesting and I bet the initial outlay is quite small compared to something significantly larger!
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Re: OK, we DID it!
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2012, 10:26:10 AM »
I think it's awesome that you're doing a pico brewery. Interesting and I bet the initial outlay is quite small compared to something significantly larger!

"quite small" indeed.  The only real costs have been a couple more chest freezers from craigslist, $100 liciense application fee, and $100 for the brewer's bond.  Even product liability insurance is cheap. 

We're in to this for less than $2000 when including everything. 

But of course, "pico" is a good word. 

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Re: OK, we DID it!
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2012, 01:24:37 AM »
This is awesome Mic, congratulations.  Let me know if it makes it across the sound, and I'll let you know if I do. ;)

Bottling is not even the plan right now Tom.  A couple local tap accounts is it.  But as they say "never say never"
Kegs man, send some kegs.  You know Malt and Vine will put it on tap.
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Re: OK, we DID it!
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2012, 07:50:37 AM »
This is awesome Mic, congratulations.  Let me know if it makes it across the sound, and I'll let you know if I do. ;)

Bottling is not even the plan right now Tom.  A couple local tap accounts is it.  But as they say "never say never"
Kegs man, send some kegs.  You know Malt and Vine will put it on tap.

hmmmmm.   I can't brew enough to even come close to keeping Malt and Vine supplied......   


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Re: OK, we DID it!
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2012, 08:34:36 AM »
This is awesome Mic, congratulations.  Let me know if it makes it across the sound, and I'll let you know if I do. ;)

Bottling is not even the plan right now Tom.  A couple local tap accounts is it.  But as they say "never say never"
Kegs man, send some kegs.  You know Malt and Vine will put it on tap.

hmmmmm.   I can't brew enough to even come close to keeping Malt and Vine supplied......

I was wondering about that. What is your brew schedule and ultimate capacity? Besides 10 gallons at a whack.
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Re: OK, we DID it!
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2012, 08:46:20 AM »
This is awesome Mic, congratulations.  Let me know if it makes it across the sound, and I'll let you know if I do. ;)

Bottling is not even the plan right now Tom.  A couple local tap accounts is it.  But as they say "never say never"
Kegs man, send some kegs.  You know Malt and Vine will put it on tap.

hmmmmm.   I can't brew enough to even come close to keeping Malt and Vine supplied......

I was wondering about that. What is your brew schedule and ultimate capacity? Besides 10 gallons at a whack.

Probably 20-30 gallons a week.  We're not trying get rich or even quit our day jobs.  Just a little side business, doing what we love doing. As a homebrew, I've often reached my storage capacity and have to give away beer to make room so I can brew more.  Now, (hopefully) we can sell that beer.  Of course paying federal and state tax on beer I drink myself will be a PITA, but, oh well.     

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Re: OK, we DID it!
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2012, 03:33:51 PM »
This is awesome Mic, congratulations.  Let me know if it makes it across the sound, and I'll let you know if I do. ;)

Bottling is not even the plan right now Tom.  A couple local tap accounts is it.  But as they say "never say never"
Kegs man, send some kegs.  You know Malt and Vine will put it on tap.

hmmmmm.   I can't brew enough to even come close to keeping Malt and Vine supplied......

Just send them a keg, and give us a week notice of the exact time they put it on tap to the second. Malt and Vine sells out of specialty stuff in no time flat.
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Re: OK, we DID it!
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2012, 07:54:27 PM »
Congrats. send me your ttb contact so I can get out of this holding pattern HELL! I'm so stoked for ya!! Go brew beer! We will swap in the near future! Happy for ya! YA,  fricking hooooooo!
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Re: OK, we DID it!
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2012, 09:29:17 PM »
Our final review is Due tomorrow! Anyone willing to take that bet?
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Re: OK, we DID it!
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2012, 08:03:13 AM »
Our final review is Due tomorrow! Anyone willing to take that bet?

No bets from me.  We had to stay on them every step of the way.  But, now that it's all over, it wasn't all that bad........


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Re: OK, we DID it!
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2012, 10:23:01 AM »
Our specialist review was due on 7/14 and nothing happened. I finally called today to see what is up. It seems processing times really vary wildly by region.

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Re: OK, we DID it!
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2012, 11:28:34 AM »
Our specialist review was due on 7/14 and nothing happened. I finally called today to see what is up. It seems processing times really vary wildly by region.

Our "specialist review" was due 6/16.  We got final TTB approval on 7/19.

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Re: OK, we DID it!
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2012, 12:53:51 PM »
I got a hold of our assigned specialist's contact info and dropped her an email. We'll see what happens next.