Roak Brewing Co. is planning to close its brewing facility and taproom in Royal Oak and consolidate operations in Marshall.
The craft beer maker listed its brewing equipment for sale Tuesday and is looking for another local brewer to take over its lease, CEO John Leone said.
He said the Roak brand is not going away, however, and the company intends to eventually open a Roak taproom and restaurant elsewhere in Royal Oak.
After the acquisition of Marshall-based Dark Horse Brewing Co. in February for an undisclosed sum, and the financial strain from the coronavirus pandemic, Roak decided one production location was more than enough.
“It’s a great facility,” Leone said. “We’re torn, but ultimately, we vetted it out and it just makes all the sense in the world to consolidate.”
The 18,000-square foot building at 332 E. Lincoln Ave., at the south end of downtown Royal Oak, is being