I couldn't have said it better myself!
After a long conversation with a friendly AGCO agent last week I feel like I'm well prepared and on my way to getting our licensing. Apparently it can take several months, depending on how prepared and how thorough the application is completed when submitted.
Most of the documentation the AGCO needs I have in hand, so so far it looks like we'll be able to have our license in time to brew our first couple of batches and have them selling starting in June!
Brewed pilot batches for the "best of" event coming in late March. The beer being presented will be the best 6-8 of the beer served over the last 3 years as chosen by our members. Looking forward to the critiques and feedback from this event, as it'll be part of the decision process in deciding which beer to brew and come to market with first.