Smoketown Creekside – Selling Operations

Smoketown Creekside – Selling Operations

Brewery Operations for Sale

This popped up in the Maryland Beer Drinkers Club Facebook group last night around 8:30 PM – a posting of ‘turnkey brewery operations for sale’ with two pictures about the property, equipment, and asking price.

It appears to be the Smoketown Creekside location in Frederick Maryland, near the Carroll Creek canal. This is part of the ‘brewery district’ of Frederick that includes several other breweries (like Idiom Brewing, Steinhardt Brewing, and Attaboy Beer Co.

Map of Frederick area breweries

There are several other breweries in the Frederick area that aren’t along or nearby the Carroll Creek canal. (Breweries like Rockwell Brewing, Midnight Run Brewing, etc.)

I got to visit Frederick MD for the first time with my daughters back in 2020 after visiting the Monocacy Battlefield and we got to spend an extra day there. You can read about our trip here: Impromptu Two-Day Trip to Frederick Maryland.

That first trip we didn’t get a chance to visit Smoketown Creekside (we visited Idiom Brewing, Attaboy Beer Company, Rockwell Brewing, Midnight Run Brewing), but on a later trip with Amy we visited Smoketown Creekside.

Smoketown Creekside

Currently there is nothing on the Smoketown Creekside Facebook page about selling their operations or anything on any of their social media platforms (either as Smoketown Brewing or Smoketown Creekside). We have sent them a message, but its still early morning yet, and haven’t received word back yet.

In the topic where the Smoketown Creekside brewery operations sale posting was made in the Maryland Beer Drinkers group there was many comments about how they are not posting any information on their social media. A respected poster (a brewer from another Maryland brewery) stated that this sale is likely more about consolidation rather than due to going out of business, a decline in sales, or anything of that nature. (“From what I understand, they’re not closing in a sense of not doing well, they’re consolidating their different operations into one effort.”) (This was then responded with comment about them opening their Hagerstown location.)

It could be that Smoketown Brewing is selling this location to concentrate instead on the Hagerstown location they are opening.

For Sale – Turnkey Brewery Operations

For Sale: Turnkey Brewery Operations – 449,000$

The listing for the sale has the following property highlights:

  • 6100 square feet total
  • 10 Barrel brewhouse
  • 12 x 28 foot walk in cooler
  • adjacent to 200 parking spots
  • A bar that seats 50 with 70 barstools
  • Parking area for foodtrucks
  • Fully sprinklered
  • Large stage for live entertainment and music
  • 24 taps
  • All certifications and licenses

It also states the seller will train the buyer on all equipment and that all certifications, licenses, and everything is up to code for state and county.

They also list location highlights like its proximity to the brewery district, proximity to select Maryland highways, and its proximity to Carroll Creek.

Its certainly a prime real estate location, the time I went by with my daughters at night it was very busy and crowded (back in 2020), the time I came by with Amy, it was middle of the day and it wasn’t very full.

Smoketown Brewing

For more information on Smoketown Brewing, we check in with Untappd. According to Untappd Smoketown Brewing is a brew pub from Brunswick, MD. (They have since spread out to several locations – including Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD.) They have 218 unique beers and over 34,000 ratings with a global average rating of 3.62 (as of 4.26.23). Their Untappd description reads: The old firehouse in Brunswick is our home. We have a 7 BBL brewhouse. The brewery is in the area of the firehouse where the fire trucks used to park. We also have a second floor that is MUCH bigger than the brewpub. We hope to open it up in our second year. It has a stage and dance floor. Patsy Cline, Jimmy Dean and Guy Lombardo have played on it.

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