Starting a brewery or a distillery can be incredibly rewarding, but it isn’t without its risks. Double that for those who combine the two together in what is becoming a more common business model, often referred to as a brew-stillery.
As the market for craft spirits continues to grow, more brewery owners are tacking on a distillery to utilize the efficiencies and commonalities of the two production methods. One of the biggest barriers is licensing, which varies by state. There are some creative licensing hurdles to overcome in some states, but many states do allow some sort of joint brewery/distillery operation.
Read a detailed article here from Matt Strickland, Head Distiller at Distillerie Côte des Saints and Senior Advisor, Distillery Technical Services at First Key Consulting.