Are You A Brewery In Planning?
Read on for information about opening a brewery in Georgia
Many, many brewers need help and guidance before they’re ready to become official Breweries in Planning with the GCBG. First, if you’re seriously thinking about opening a brewery you should sign up for the mailing list below. We’ll share your contact info with our Membership Committee (so you’re on our radar) and we’ll pass it along to the Allied Trade Members of the Guild that are expert in all things in the craft brewing business. Also, from time to time cities and counties in Georgia look to recruit breweries and if you’re flexible in your location or if you happen to be looking to put a brewery right where there’s a need, we may get you in touch with the proper local officials to help make your dream a reality. Second, the Brewers Association has a lot of information about opening a brewery and we recommend that you join as a member as soon as you can. Finally, we strongly recommend that you have a lawyer before you take the critical steps of choosing real estate and deciding on a wholesaler. We want every brewery owner in Georgia to have a strong foundation!
The Georgia Craft Brewers Guild has a Brewery in Planning membership for brewery and brewpub businesses that are near opening. In order to be a GCBG BiP, we generally looking for the following three things:
1) Documentation of having filed for a Federal brewers’ notice or a basic permit in the case of contract brewers
2) Documentation of having secured a physical plant location or having ordered brewing equipment; a contract with another brewing facility for in-planning contract brewers
3) Verifiable information that a distributor has been engaged
If you think you’re ready to be a Brewery in Planning – great! You can start a conversation with Carly Wiggins our Membership Committee Chairperson at [email protected]