This weekend the Boston Globe ran a story about Dan Lanigan from Lord Hobo and his plans to open a 100% contract brewery on the North Shore. It sounds like he has already secured funding for this 18 million dollar facility. If successful, this would pound a serious coffin nail in the profit center of my business plan. Providing contract capacity in the state was the basis for this plan and the best way to fund the service side of the business. I have not thrown in the towel but this is not great news for my plans. I wish Dan well, of course, in his plans as the industry in MA is in desperate need of capacity. However, without the services side of the equation, area brewers will lose out on something that would have helped many beyond just available capacity.