I am also starting a brewpub in Southern NJ. Along with your plenary brewery license, NJ Statue 33:9-1 (classes of licenses) also requires a Class C License for the purpose of serving your product to your customers on premise and a Class D License to Transport your product to Wholesalers if you grow to add distribution to your brewing. Now we have found that the plenary license is expensive ($10,625 application fee) but it allows you to do more with the brewing side of the house. The class C and D Liquor License is almost imposible to get down here. There are issued by the indivdual towns and can be as much as a $1,000.000.00. Thats alot of 0's. We are going to purchase a bar and turn it into a brewpub to get around the 0's. NJ Statue 33:1-10 explains the different Class A Licenses and Fees for Winery's and Breweries to include brewpubs. I lived in Hoboken for many years Good-Luck with your project.
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