Want to Buy a Brewery in Virginia? Go to Craigslist.
A Craigslist ad posted Nov. 6 in the Washington, D.C. region caught the inquisitive chatter of local beer forums.
The beer publication DC Beer was among the first to throw the post out on Twitter and the speculation began.
Do you have $700,000 and want to buy a turnkey brewery?
More importantly: do you want us to crowdfund $700,000, buy a turnkey brewery, and brew beers based on the dankest memes?https://t.co/uHTayUfe7n
— dcbeer (@dcbeer) November 8, 2017
Though the Craigslist post says the zip was changed from its original content, there are a few notable establishments in the region highlighted and plenty of smaller breweries that could be contenders.
Mustang Sally in Chantilly was one of the leading possible facilities, however they swiftly told PorchDrinking via email that it’s not them; they are a 30bbl brewhouse with four fermentation vessels and don’t match the ad.
(We reviewed their IPA in September.) Mustang Sally has said that science and experimentation are key to their model and the Craigslist posting lists a yeast lab as one asset of the sale, prompting original suspicions. Mustang Sally did also speak to the Washington Post in fall 2016 on their aggressive expansion plans.
Ono Brewing Company is also in the region, though the specs they outline on their website don’t align precisely with what the Craigslist ad lists.
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