Hundreds of items from the defunct Barley and Hops restaurant and brewery are up for auction, including the restaurant’s well-known grain silo.
Rasmus Auctions is running an online auction until Jan. 15. Bidders can post bids on items ranging from brew tanks and fermenters to salt and pepper shakers.
Most notably, the restaurant’s grain tower, which stood outside of the front entrance to the restaurant is also up for auction.
The highest bid for the 24-foot tall structure with a ladder attached was $964.22 as of Thursday afternoon. Once the bidding closes Jan. 15, winners will make appointments in order to pick up their items.
Winners are scheduled to pick up their items for restaurant items on Jan. 20, while winners for brewery items can pick those up by appointment from Jan. 21 through Jan. 23.
Barley and Hops, one of the original leaders in the county’s craft beer boom, abruptly closed its doors in September with an announcement on social media saying it was restructuring its kitchen and management processes.
Less than three weeks later, it posted another announcement on social media indicating, but never explicitly saying, the restaurant and brewery had closed for good.
The closing ended a 20-year run for Barley and Hops and marked the second local craft brewery in Frederick County to close.
For more information on the Barley and Hops items up for auction, visit Rasmus Auctions’ Facebook page or website.