Saturday, April 7, 2018

Glasshouse Brewing Closed; New Owners Planning Expansion

Glasshouse no more: Owners Brad and Brent Payeur (left) are selling the brewery on Ann Arbor's west side. Former head brewer Kuma Ofori-Mensa (right) is now with Cultivate in Ypsilanti.

As many have surmised with the doors having been shuttered for some time now, Glasshouse Brewing on Ann Arbor's west side is closed, as reported by MLive's Jessica Haynes. From Jessica's article:
Payeur told The Ann Arbor News that the business has closed and a purchase agreement is in the works for a new buyer to take over the 4,000-square-foot property on Liberty, between Stadium Boulevard and Maple Road.

It is unclear whether new ownership would maintain the brewery business or start a different venture at the site.
I can report that I have learned the identity of the buyers and that their intention is in fact to maintain the brewery. Rumored plans include doubling the size of the taproom, creating space for more parking, and gradually unveiling a number of other ambitious additions. Without having made direct contact, however, I'm not sure how much can be divulged.

Opened in 2016, Glasshouse has had a bumpy ride during its brief lifespan. You can read all my previous reporting on Glasshouse here.

Stay tuned as the story continues to develop.

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