Veteran Brewhouse is for sale.

Founder and brewer Don Welch is retiring for health reasons and is opting to sell the equipment for the 55-gallon nanobrewery, located in Ashland. The equipment includes recipes, fermenters, a cooler and kegs.

"I’d like to sell it as a brewery," he said.

Veteran has no tasting room so it's the brewing system that's up for sale as opposed to the equipment and a building. Welch self-distributes his beer to local accounts.

He said he's asking $14,000.

"I’m 70 years old," Welch said Monday while he was brewing his American wheat. "I’m not getting any younger. I’ve been brewing for 25 years."

Welch, who founded the former Wooden Pony brewery in Mansfield in the mid-1990s, posted the news about the brewery being for sale last week on Facebook. He said he's received several inquiries so far.

He opened Veteran two years ago.

He'd like to sell the equipment, which is located in his garage, as soon as possible.

 

The brewery owes its name to the fact that Welch is a veteran of the Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. His son Thomas also is an Army veteran.

Welch said he will miss brewing.

"I already miss it," he said. "Brewing gets in your blood. I’ve got mixed emotions about selling."

Anyone interested in purchasing the brewing system can send Welch an email at Don.VBH@gmail.com and he will provide a list of the equipment.