Finally, exactly 168 days since we first submitted our application for licensing to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), we received notification from the Feds that we have been formally permitted and licensed for the production and sale of beer! The same day we also received word from the city of Decatur that our construction plans to continue build-out have been officially permitted. But this is simply another of the many steps ahead of us, so we continue our climb today by moving to the next application phase for state licensing and the next construction phase of plumbing the brewery. Still, after 24 weeks of waiting, yesterday enjoyed a deserved toast to celebrate another milestone in our journey toward beerdom.