An undisclosed brewery, which a quick and impatient internet search could not uncover, closed down in Eureka, Calif., in December 2020. Now, its 30-bbl semi-automated brewhouse and loads of other equipment are up for auction. These are not easy times in the brewing and service industries, as noted by this sale, but society appears to be opening back up and maybe this is your moment to find an entire brewing operation and hit the ground brewing.
Bids are now being accepted for this June 17 online auction, which is being conducted by Tiger Group and sale partner Schneider Industries on behalf of the landlord of the 20,000-sq-ft brewery, which operated out of three warehouse buildings on the site. Key assets available in the sale include a complete Wild Goose 16-oz can line and labeler from 2019, an Alfa Laval centrifuge, more than 20 stainless steel tanks sized from 30 to 60 to 90 barrels, a Sympac Bottle Filler, a York Glycol chiller from 2016, outdoor grain silos and a water softening system. Bidders can also vie for forklifts, hand tools, fittings, restaurant equipment and tons more. Dig the entire listing here. One lot has three mop buckets, two push brooms, two shovels, a dust mop and dust pans. From the press release
“The landlord’s decision to market the property to other uses creates an excellent opportunity for craft breweries, cider-makers and other food and beverage manufacturers to acquire top-grade equipment that continues to be maintained by one of the facility’s brewers,” said John Coelho, a Senior Director with Tiger Commercial & Industrial. “The property’s numerous tanks are also suited to other processing industries.”
Josh Bussman, VP Investment Recovery at Schneider Industries, added: “Many micro-breweries have started and expanded their business by buying quality used equipment at auction. This is a perfect opportunity to buy assets from a complete 30 bbl brewery that is available now.”
Online bidding will close on Thursday, June 17, at 9:00 AM (PT). All bidders are required to register prior to the sale at www.soldtiger.com. Inspection of the assets is available by appointment only. To arrange an inspection, contact Tiger Group at (800) 758-8443 or [email protected].