View Full Version : The chicken or the egg?

04-19-2011, 04:16 AM
A little about me: I'm a soldier currently in Afghanistan and soon will be back home (which for the short term is Germany) and have been scratching together a business plan with my homebrew partner of many years to make a stab at a small 10-15 bbl brewery.

I have a ton of questions, many of which have already been answered here. What I cannot grasp yet though, is what comes first? Hence the chicken or egg title.

Does a license to brew beer come before the financing? Is a license given when financing is still being worked out and the exact location is not known?

Thank you for your insight!

04-19-2011, 05:13 AM
You have to have an address where the operation will be BEFORE you apply to TTB.

Best of luck!


04-19-2011, 09:07 AM
Usually what comes first is working in a brewery for someone else... Unless you have boatloads of money you are willing to lose.

South County
04-19-2011, 03:34 PM
Financing first, all of it..... realistically.