Hey, a one-year-old brewery is looking for a new home if anyone is interested. According to the Richmond Times Dispatch, Twisted Ales Craft Brewing Head Brewer and Co-Owner Jason Price is moving out of the Richmond, Va., area and is looking to either sell the brewery in the next month or close its doors.
When Price’s IT company was sold, part of the package was the opportunity for him to work for the new owner if he were willing to relocate to Raleigh.
“All in all, it came to a decision I had to make for my family,” he said. “I wish we could stay, but the opportunity is too good to pass up.”
The brewery is for sale, and Price hopes to find a buyer before he moves at the end of the month. If one hasn’t been found by the end of July, when he begins his new job, he will decide whether to put the brewing equipment on the market.
Even though this stems from the co-owner relocating, the article does caution the Richmond craft beer scene might be going from boom to hmmm.
Joining a rapid expansion of breweries in the area over a seven-year period from two to more than 30, Twisted Ales Craft Brewing is the second one to shut, following the closing of 7 Hills Brewing in Shockoe Bottom in January.
Twisted Ales Craft Brewing operates in the former location of Blue Bee Cider, located right across from a large apartment complex.