Thanks for the heads up Beejay. We submitted both the manufacturer and the craft brewing license so hopefully it only takes the 45 days. We struggled with what to put on the registration form where it asked for the wholesaler but hopefully we filled it out right. Other than that, the forms seemed pretty straightforward. I think the self distribution is based off your TTB filing type so I would think a brewery with tasting room would still qualify but definitely worth checking with Illinois. If I can get ahold of them, I'll ask because we want to add a tasting room by early summer.
Thanks again for the info Beejay. Next time I come through Chicago I'd love to swing through to see your setup.
Kaskaskia Brewing Company