Here is a comparison:
|Lower overhead||Carbonation will have to be natural until we can get a forced carbonation bottling system.|
|Establishments don't want to give up Tap-space real-estate to an unknown/small brand||Establishments don't have to commit to 5 Gallons at a time... they could try a 12 pack or even less.|
|The establishment has to pay the deposit on the keg (around $40)||The establishment would have to pay the deposit on the bottles... which we would probably never see again|
|We'd need a cool looking tap!||All bottle labels need to be approved by the Federal Government|
|It's easier to make a consistent product with kegs||People would be more likely to walk in off the street and purchase directly from us for off-premise consumption|
|Already have the equipment for this, and its fast||Can be done manually, but is very time-consuming|
|Samples could be given out at the Brewery||Samples could be brought to the establishments|
|Easy to distribute||Fragile|
|Easy to store||Space-hog|
I also checked out this article from 2011 02 07 on-line at FuzzyBrew.com... about Ghost River Brewing; it's an interesting read and pretty informative.
The long and short of it: We will be bottling certain recipes in small quantities as needed. That means we'll need to have an approved label for these bottles.