Exactly and it's not much different with alcohol. All alcoholic beverages are required to go through a middle man (distributor) before selling retail to the general public. It's the distributor that makes the most money. The brewery makes very little in comparison to distribution or retail sales. Government, no thank you!!!Government can get in the way!
A guy was here yesterday & asked me about goat cheese. e related that a farmer's market in Charlottesville had lady selling it...was impressed with $3 per oz. Suggested I might want to sell mine.
Told him with regs to milk, handle, process, inspections, special kitchens...that $75K was needed. Not enough return on $3 per oz to get me into that! NO...Big Brother is not welcome. My gifted cheeses are appreciated.