Some time ago someone (I don’t even remember who) mentioned in passing that Leech Lake Brewing Company in Walker, Minnesota was up for sale. I took note and meant to do a search to verify this myself, but promptly forgot…until today.
For anyone wanting to break into the brewing business, Leech Lake is indeed for sale. The asking price is $500,000 for the whole kit and caboodle – that’s building, 1-bbl brewery, land, and all the accoutrement that come with running the business. You can check out the listing here.
I contacted Leech Lake co-owner/brewer Greg Smith to get the skinny. In an email he said:
We listed LLBC for sale with the intent of selling it for nothing less than our asking price—$500K. We are continuing to operate the business as usual until such time as we close on a deal with a suitable buyer. I have plans to develop and market a product in the sports and fitness industry for which I’ve held a patent for the past seven years. It’s been a goal of mine much longer than has been founding a microbrewery. So, whenever it happens we’ll move on to the next project (although I’m simultaneously pursuing the other project while operating the brewery). Not much else to tell you at this point. Just moving forward each day…
So there you have it. This is your opportunity. Will you take it?