Do you want to own a brewery?

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  1. cc1091

    cc1091 Well-Known Member

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    Word has it that one important brewery within 30 miles of Cedar Rapids has been quietly put up For Sale. The current owners wish to fully immerse themselves in their latest venture and believe that selling a successful brewery is a way to do this. You will likely need to deal with handing out samples to tourists on a regular basis (oh darn). And you will probably need to keep brewing some of their traditional brews. My understanding is that there is an option on the existing staff as well.
     
  2. cyfanatic

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    Millstream?
     
  3. cc1091

    cc1091 Well-Known Member

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    Can't say, but the entire staff knows since this past Monday. Its being handled by a broker and supposed to be hush hush as they don't want a dip in sales as the future new buyer takes over. But since the entire staff knows, its hard to put that cat back in the bag.
     
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  4. cyfanatic

    cyfanatic Well-Known Member

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    Hope it isn't Big Grove!
     
  5. cc1091

    cc1091 Well-Known Member

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    Big Grove has two breweries, one in Solon, one in Coralville. They need both of them.
     
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  6. Cybyassociation

    Cybyassociation Well-Known Member

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    Well, if I ever decide to open a brewery, I'll keep this information in my Backpocket.
     
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  7. Cyclone.TV

    Cyclone.TV Well-Known Member

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    Prolly trying to sell just in case the tax increase goes through.
     
  8. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    That was my initial assumption but the "tourist" comment, makes me lean Millstream.
     
  9. cyfanatic

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    Backpocket didn't enter my mind...but Millstream jumped into it immediately. I like Millstream but I wish they would get a bit out of their comfort zone occasionally with a unique beer.
     
  10. BCClone

    BCClone Well-Known Member

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    How much does a brewery go for?
     
  11. AgronAlum

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  12. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Well-Known Member

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    I'll put $100 in the pot. [​IMG]
     
  13. Doc

    Doc The Sensible Alternative
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    I gotta think things like breweries and dispensaries are overpriced due to the fun factor. Plus the sheer volume of them. Wait until a recession when people start doing their drinking out of Black Velvet bottles rather than going to breweries.
     
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  14. BillBrasky4Cy

    BillBrasky4Cy Well-Known Member

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    There's a reason why a lot of the bigger craft breweries have sold out to Miller and Inbev... I worked in the alcohol business and every time I see a local brewery open up I just cringe because very few will actually make it.
     
  15. Gunnerclone

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    Has anyone done a reverse hipster brewery with scantily clad women serving beer instead of bearded men and girls with bull rings?
     
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    Cybyassociation Well-Known Member

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    Ah, looking for the misogynistic brewery, eh? Maybe try Mistress Brewing in Ankeny?
     
  17. Cybyassociation

    Cybyassociation Well-Known Member

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    I want to make clear, I absolutely zero idea which brewery the OP is talking about. BP is my pick just due to the identity issues they have seemed to have the last 5 years or so.
     
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    Have not been impressed.
     
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  19. BigTurk

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    I have doubts Mistress will last. Ever try their beer? First rule when opening a brewery make sure the beer is good.
     
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  20. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    Their identity issues go back farther than that. It starts with their foundation as Old Man River in McGregor, back in like 2009 or so. Which is why I initially thought of them.

    That said, from a beer stand point, they've been pretty solid recently. As soon as I saw the "tourism" angle, I was assuming it was Millstream. And their beer is a definite step behind Backpocket.
     
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