Equipment up for auction at closed Duel Brewing

April 9, 2019

Brewing equipment and other property inside the shuttered Duel Brewing near Meow Wolf will be auctioned off at 9:30 a.m. April 26 at the former brewery, 1228 Parkway Drive, Unit D.

A legal notice published in the Santa Fe Reporter said the auction follows a lien against Duel Brewing owner Trent Edwards filed by building owner Adams & Miller LTD for unpaid rent, storage fees, cost of collection and other costs in the amount of $31,552.91.

The notice said Edwards entered into a lease with Adams & Miller in March 2012. The registered agent for Adams & Miller is Ronald P. Adams, according to New Mexico Secretary of State incorporation documents.

The auction involves a large amount of brewing equipment, including a 340-gallon brew kettle, cold liquor conicals with stainless coils, a two-ton glycol compressor, a five-ton glycol compressor, a stout three-barrel brewing system, and a brewery control system and electronic control system. There also are a 15-barrel jacketed slim line tall tank, 10-barrel jacketed fermenters, walk-in cooler with draft delivery system, a heat exchanger, a two-station manual keg washer, a 200-pound-per hour grain mill, temperature controllers, pneumatic bottle cappers, valve clamps and fittings.

Duel Brewing closed Jan. 27, and 10 brewery employees subsequently filed claims with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions for alleged unpaid wages. The department in February issued a subpoena for Edwards to provide financial information, department Secretary Bill McCamley said.

“Finding this person has been difficult,” McCamley said. “I don’t believe we have heard back [from Edwards regarding the subpoena]. It will be a couple more weeks before we have that information.”