The First Step
In this step, the project must apply for approval, business licenses, environmental evaluation, fire control evaluation, and food production license after the equipment has been fully installed. The brewed beer produced by this equipment needs to be delivered to the local Food and Drug Administration for examination and for registering a food business license.
Furthermore, the application should be made in the name of the firm. Once the registration is complete, a factory license can be applied for, along with various other permits. For example, according to the law, the French Commercial Section provides four types of sales licenses for beer merchants. The first category allows the sale of non-alcoholic drinks only, the second category allows the sale of beer and other drinks, the third category allows the sale of wines, and so on. The fourth category allows the sale of all kinds of alcoholic beverages, including beer, in hotels and restaurants.
When applying for any of these four licenses, a bank certificate of funds must be provided. The Commercial Section will then issue the license. License holders must pay taxes as required. Different countries have different requirements for breweries, and all requirements must comply with national laws.
The Second Step
In this step, a building is sought to be used as a brewery factory. Investors can choose to lease a factory that is already built or build a brewery in an empty area.
If mass production is not required, we suggest considering the option of renting a pre-built factory.
The Third Step
This step involves designing the entire brewery and its supporting facilities. The design usually includes three sections: early-stage design work, preliminary design, and execution drawings.
Early-stage design work involves making decisions on key aspects of the project construction, such as product plans, construction scale, area, and location.
Preliminary design ensures the availability and quantity of main materials, such as fuels, water, malt, yeast, hops, etc. It also involves designing the layout of the entire brewery and workshop.
Detailed drawings are then made for the building’s architectural construction, equipment, pipelines, and exterior components.
The Fourth Step
In this step, the focus is on selecting and purchasing equipment. Firstly, it is important to determine the type of beer that will be brewed, as different types require different brewing equipment.
Secondly, the capacity of the brewing equipment should be chosen according to the scale of the brewery and the expected production volume, ensuring a monthly output of beer.
Thirdly, the desired materials of the equipment should be determined, such as stainless steel 304. This material provides a beautiful appearance, environmental protection, and chemical stability. It does not produce harmful substances due to chemical reactions. It is also easy to clean. Additionally, the heating method and energy-saving system should be selected.
The Fifth Step
This step involves equipment installation, debugging, and the setup of supporting facilities. The installation and debugging of the new microbrewery’s production equipment should be done by professionals following the standard installation procedures. Comprehensive records of the installation and debugging process should be maintained. Professionals should also establish a daily maintenance and management routine for the equipment. Finally, a test run is conducted and any necessary adjustments are made.