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Grand River Brewing

Postby S. St. Jeb » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:04 pm

Grand River Brewing in Cambridge Up For Sale

http://www.canadianbeernews.com/2018/04 ... -for-sale/

Follow the link in this story to the Royal Lepage video. I found it interesting.
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Re: Grand River Brewing

Postby distr0 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:56 pm

I'm pretty sure It's been 'for sale' for like 10 years now
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Re: Grand River Brewing

Postby Craig » Tue May 01, 2018 8:39 am

I'm not in the know on stuff like this, but doesn't 1.1 million for a brewery of that size, with all the equipment installed, seem a little low?
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Re: Grand River Brewing

Postby S. St. Jeb » Tue May 01, 2018 5:54 pm

Craig wrote:I'm not in the know on stuff like this, but doesn't 1.1 million for a brewery of that size, with all the equipment installed, seem a little low?

I'm not in the know on stuff like this either, but I had the same thought. The sales pitch seems to focus on selling the building/property, but not the business itself.
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Re: Grand River Brewing

Postby S. St. Jeb » Tue May 01, 2018 5:55 pm

S. St. Jeb wrote:
Craig wrote:I'm not in the know on stuff like this, but doesn't 1.1 million for a brewery of that size, with all the equipment installed, seem a little low?

I'm not in the know on stuff like this either, but I had the same thought. The sales pitch seems to focus on selling the building/property, but not the business itself.

As soon as I posted this, a thought just hit me. Does Grand River actually own the building? Maybe it's a lease and the owner is selling the building/property.
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Re: Grand River Brewing

Postby midlife crisis » Wed May 02, 2018 3:06 pm

Kind of sad that this brewery has faded into irrelevance. It was an important craft pioneer when it first opened, at least to me. The original Galt Knife was a terrific beer, Plowmans was a serviceable English pale ale, and Russian Gun has, at times, been an excellent imperial stout. Oh well.
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Re: Grand River Brewing

Postby northyorksammy » Wed May 02, 2018 3:12 pm

They produced The second Ontario wild/sour on record, a malted down flemish red
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Re: Grand River Brewing

Postby boney » Wed May 02, 2018 10:20 pm

northyorksammy wrote:They produced The second Ontario wild/sour on record, a malted down flemish red


I still have bottles of both the Oaked and Unoaked Vlaams Rood. It changed more over time more than any beer I’ve ever cellared and was marvelous up until about 2016. Still drinkable, but definitely on the downward slide.

Townhall Lager and Hannenberg Pills were beers I loved back in the day. I remember going to the first Curmudgeon and Russian Gun releases/beer tastings and being super excited and having a lot of fun.

I hope Grand River continues in some form when whoever buys the space goes forward.
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Re: Grand River Brewing

Postby northyorksammy » Thu May 03, 2018 1:49 pm

it was the first quaffable wild/sour, to upgrade my comment. Yes, here's to Grand River. Great space too.
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Re: Grand River Brewing

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Re: Grand River Brewing

Postby darmokandjalad » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:34 pm

The linked article wrote:Magnotta Brewery is on the cutting edge of craft brewing in Ontario


OK, I chuckled at that
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Re: Grand River Brewing

Postby GtownRandy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:03 pm

darmokandjalad wrote:
The linked article wrote:Magnotta Brewery is on the cutting edge of craft brewing in Ontario


OK, I chuckled at that


Yes, Collective Arts, Great Lakes and Magnotta
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Re: Grand River Brewing

Postby Steve » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:18 pm

darmokandjalad wrote:
The linked article wrote:Magnotta Brewery is on the cutting edge of craft brewing in Ontario


OK, I chuckled at that


haha glad I was not alone on laughing at that
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Re: Grand River Brewing

Postby S. St. Jeb » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:57 pm

Steve wrote:
darmokandjalad wrote:
The linked article wrote:Magnotta Brewery is on the cutting edge of craft brewing in Ontario


OK, I chuckled at that


haha glad I was not alone on laughing at that

You're not alone, not by a longshot I would surmise.
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Re: Grand River Brewing

Postby seangm » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:35 am

A quick scan of their portfolio shows a lineup consisting of an English IPA and two lagers. Yup, cutting edge.

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