Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wanna buy a brewery?

Looks like Mark Cannon at Eola School is looking to sell. For the unfamiliar: He bought an abandoned schoolhouse out in West Texas near San Angelo that once served a wide spot in the road called Eola, and converted it into a restaurant, hotel, and brewery, which he apparently runs as a one-man show. It'll be too bad if it goes under, because I never got out there to visit. Plus West Texans need good beer.

Tip of the hat to Machuca and other Austin beer bloggers for tipping me off to the eBay listing.

6 comments:

assurbanipaul said...

I'm not so sure this is genuine, or a serious attempt to give up his business. I'd rather wait for confirmation.

Lee said...

I just talked to him on the phone. The eBay listing is indeed genuine. I asked if he's just looking to give up ownership and stay in management, or get out of the business altogether, and he said he's "looking at different options" and wants more free time.

Good Burp said...

Go for it! Live the dream!

Lee said...

Unfortunately, my dream does not involve living 25 miles east of San Angelo.

Eola After Dark said...

Eola Schoolhouse Restaurant, Brewery & Lodge is now up and running with a series of monthly events brought to you by Eola After Dark. The first event started with a Halloween Costume Party, next Friday the 13th movie screening party, next School of Rock Style "Battle of the Bands" Competition and the fourth event of 2009 was the "Spirit of Christmas Seasonal Beer & Food Tasting" which took place last Saturday on December 5th. The Eola Schoolhouse will be open regular business hours throughout December but will be closed Dec. 23-25th for the Christmas Holidays. The final Eola After Dark event of the year will be the Eola After Dark New Year's Eve Party if you are looking for a laid back place to ring in the new year this is the place to be, there is no reservation, no dress code come as you are and you can even spend the night in the bunkhouse if you have to much to drink. Stay tuned for more monthly events to be taking place in 2010, brought to you by Eola After Dark. Happy Holidays and remember please drink responsibly.

Anonymous said...

Is the Eola School restaurant still open?