English French Dutch Spanish German Russian Italian Portuguese Portuguese Danish Greek Romanian Ukrainean Chinese Polish Korean
Logo Slogan_French

CASTLE MALTING NEWS in partnership with www.e-malt.com French
30 November, 2020

Brewing news USA, MI: Roak Brewing to shut down after five years in Royal Oak

The taproom, brewing facility, and equipment belonging to Roak Brewing is closing after five years on East Lincoln in Royal Oak, the Detroit Metro Times reported on December 1.

The closure represents the likely next steps after the brewer acquired Dark Horse Brewing Co last year. Roak will manufacture the beers under its two labels from Marshall — over an hour east of Detroit.

Crain’s was the first to report the closure as the company seeks to consolidate operations and offload its equipment.

CEO John Leon told the business outlet that it is in talks with local brewers to take over the space. He also said that he hopes to reopen a Roak taproom in the metro area.

Early in the coronavirus pandemic, Roak offered live music Thursdays through Sundays in an outdoor tent space. They also offered takeout food and growlers.

Opened in 2015, Roak Brewing produced seasonal beers that became fan favorites.

At their production plant, they were able to produce upwards of 13,000 barrels annually. They previously sold their label out of Michigan restaurants and specialty markets. 5% of their business was assigned to their tap room.


E-malt.com, the global information source for the brewing and malting industry professionals. The bi-weekly E-malt.com Newsletters feature latest industry news, statistics in graphs and tables, world barley and malt prices, and other relevant information. Click here to get full access to E-malt.com. If you are a Castle Malting client, you can get free access to E-malt.com website and publications. Contact us for more information at marketing@castlemalting.com .

(0,3281 sec)