13 November 2010

Crazy Idea of the Night

Okay, Flying Dog says they don't have the capacity to brew Wild Goose beers anymore.

The market for and interest in Wild Goose has declined in the past decade, in no small part because they've never done it "right" since the Cambridge days of a Peter Austin open-fermenter-and Ringwood-yeast system.

There's a 20-barrel Ringwood system across town right now.  In a city known to have terrific water for brewing.  The current owner/operator of said system hasn't been seen or heard from much in the past couple months.

It's even set up in part of an abandoned industrial complex--just like the original Wild Goose brewery was in Cambridge.

I'M  JUS'  SAYIN'. . . . . . . . . . . .


Meghan said...

Theoretically, how much would it cost, to get this started up? Any idea?

Alexander D. Mitchell IV said...

No way to tell unless/until someone makes a formal proposal. Would FD sell the brand for $1, $1,000, or $100,000? Does the owner of the equipment across town want to do it himself, lease or sell to someone else, rent brewery time, etc.?