Sad news from the Walker, Minnesota area. According to their Facebook page, Leech Lake Brewing Company wasn’t able to get the investors needed to expand the brewery, so they’ve decided to liquidate.
As you’ve no-doubt assumed, the $1000 limitless growler offer didn’t meet with enough… exuberance… to be adopted. So, LLBC’s assets are being liquidated, and the brewery will close once the last ounce of beer is poured from the taproom. The existing inventory will continue to be bottled and sold to liquor stores while it lasts, but I will no longer supply to draft accounts.
To those of you who expressed interest in the limitless growler offer, thank you very much! Your support for LLBC is appreciated more than you know. Sorry I couldn’t “brew up” more participation. Cheers, and take care…
We wish Greg the best in his future endeavors. Though craft beer continues to grow, Leech Lake’s closing is a reminder that a brewery is a business and a challenging one at that. It’s been said that the best way to make a small fortune in the brewing industry is to start with a large one… and with the success and growth in the industry, sometimes we look at things with amber-colored glasses.
Inevitably, some breweries in Minnesota will not succeed. We consider brewery folks to be friends, so it’s while it’s no fun to see them take a hit, the fact remains that as a business owner, the odds are against you. Stay strong brewery friends. We’re here for you.