We are resubmitting our Department of Environmental Health paperwork. Turning over a new leaf hopefully. Our initial submitted plan had us calling our brewing premise a "Wholesale Foods Processing Area" (Note: DO NOT DO THAT!) just call it the "Brewing Premise."
I've heard from a few sources that the DEH is the toughest hurdle in opening a new brewery, so though we can legally sell to bars, it might be a little while until we can legally serve you a pint on premise. Not that I'd sell you one illegally.
Department of Health Requirements:
1. UP TO CODE: There is a very long and complicated list of requirements that your establishment needs to meet in order to serve the public.
2. 11"x17" Copy of your floor plan / diagram / plat in triplicate.
3. Environmental Health Note: i.e. what is the impact of your facility / the construction of the facility.
4. Plumbing Layout: Exactly what it sounds like.
5. Equipment Schedule: Location, Manufacturer, Model #, Exterior Finish, Interior Finish, and Remarks. AND Equipment location (floor plan with numbered equipment layout corresponding to the equipment schedule)
6. Cut Sheets: Manufacturer cut sheets (diagrams) of equipment
7. HVAC Layout: Exactly what it sounds like.
8. Existing Finishes: Location, What the color, material, and description of: Walls, Floors, Ceiling, Casing, Baseboard, and Finish.
9. Site Plan: Everything around you, i.e. your street location, trash cans, storm drains, etc...
10. Various legal agreements if there are any with others around you.