At the conclusion of their regular #HuntforB85 scavenger hunt on Wednesday, which invites fans to track down the location of the brewery, Greenville’s Brewery 85 announced some big news: They’ve received their federal brewing license.
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau – TTB, for short – is the division of the U.S. Treasury Department that oversees the payment of excise taxes, alcohol sales and more. Getting the TTB’s OK is just one stamp of approval the brewery must get before beginning operations.
Brewery 85 is still on schedule to open this fall. Here’s the string of tweets where the news was announced (and a little victory lap for founder Will McCameron).