**OK fine, home brewery. But calling it "the lab" makes me feel so cool.
***"Why aren't you starting with your flagships," you ask? Well, we'll be brewing on equipment that we've never used before, so we'd like to get some things fine-tuned before we start brewing our year-round beers. Those puppies are here to stay, and we don't want to start out by giving you the wrong impression of what they'll taste like.
*****It probably bears repeating that we don't need this permit in order to open. But we sure would like to have it, since it will allow us to serve up pints and flights right away instead of only growlers to go. And after all this waiting, it would be great to hit the ground running.