Having only tapped the market for about eight months, Scudrunner Brewing, a Gander-based microbrewery, is up for sale.
Scudrunner closed its doors mid-January, because foot traffic was low, co-owner David Jerrett said.
The intent was to reopen within a couple of months, but employment opportunities for his family on the mainland brought about the decision to sell, he said.
“There have been people asking to buy the equipment, but I want to sell the whole thing to someone who is going to keep it here,” Jerrett said.
Two parties — one out of province, the other unknown as they are going through a realtor — are currently in the process of purchasing the central brewery, he said.
Scudrunner was developed, in part, through an $185,000 Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency grant for the purchase of new equipment.
Jerrett said the sale of business will be used to square away outstanding debt, so the incoming buyers can start fresh.
“It will be sad to say goodbye,” he said about letting go of the business that stemmed from small-batch brewing with friends six years ago. “But as long as it stays here in town, keeping a supply to people, I’m happy.”