For Sale

For Sale

Bring your brand to this well established microbrewery located on the beautiful South Shores of Kelleys Island in Ohio, in Lake Erie. Known as The Walleye Capital of the World it is a unique fisherman’s destination as well as an ideal vacationer’s retreat. This seasonal business is perfect for expanding breweries or the young brewer starting out.

The property includes the following:

• 3.5 bbl Century manufacturing brush finished stainless steel system complete in like -new condition.
• Full restaurant with inside/outside bar including a liquor and food license.
• Lake view of beautiful southwest corner of Lake Erie with protected shoreline.
• 4 bedroom 2 bath lakefront limestone house.
• 2 bedroom 2 bath duplex with lake view.
• 1 40’ X 80’ Finished garage with water and adjoining 1 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment.

Everything has been well maintained and ready for operation!!!

Why Is the kelleys island brewery a good investment opportunity?

For the well established breweries this opportunity not only expands your audience but it pays for itself in several different ways.

1.) You can staff the operation and run it as a brewery/restaurant.
It’s location is across the street from the beautiful Venture Resort hotel and has been established as a vacation’s retreat for 60 years. If you brew it they will come!!!!

2.) The Season is from April until November. So there’s 4 months for maintenance or vacation, or both resulting in a low overhead for the long winters.

3.) It is a great location for renting to families, weddings, private parties and special interest groups such as school outings and fundraisers. We have had success with all of this and more since 2003.

4.) Located next to the Venture Resort, a luxury hotel, insures a steady flow of vacationers that need to be accomodated. It has potential as ice cream, gift shop or golf cart/bicycle/other rental income. These are all previous uses on this commercial property.

5.) There’s always a steady stream of tourism to welcome. If you already own a brewery or restaurant, this is a great way to expand and diversify. Bring your Brand to Kelleys Island…..

For the Young Brewer or entrepreneur, this is an excellent low risk way to break into the business. The brewery is in move in condition with 8 recipes that are well received and profitable.

About the system: it only requires one brewmaster. The kettle and mash ton are designed for 3.5 bbl and the fermentors will hold 7 barrels each. 2 brews at a time for maximum capacity. 2 brite tanks holding 14 barrels and 2 fermentors holding 14 barrels. Cycling every 14 days. This is a manageable workload that leaves time for maintenance.

The graphic art work is incredible. Everything is ready for use. This includes all registered beer labels for distribution, merchandising such as t shirts, hats, glassware, posters and menus. Advertising contracts can be easily transferred.
Staffing and Housing: typically this can be a large problem on kelleys Island. You will have the advantage to house your staff independently. Not only will you get a return on the rent you charge, but the people walk to work. The operation will run for 12 hours with 6 full time employees. 2 part time employees are needed. The duplex will accomodate 4 people and the apartment will accomodate 2. Usually the 2 part time employees have their own accommodations. The main house is used for the owners and their visiting families. It accommodates 5 people. It can also be a rental for additional income.

You will also have the advantage of the former brewmaster/owner living nearby. This way we can walk you through the entire operation; from running the brew room, filling out necessary government forms, to the accounting,and restaurant operation, and maintaining the property. Failure is not an option. Onward Through the fog.
Lots of financing options!

Visit our website and learn more about us and Kelleys and Contact Patti and Doug at 419-656-4335 or

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