First this downtown Boise brewpub stopped serving beer. Now it’s closed?

Customers who walked into 10 Barrel Brewing Co. on Friday and Saturday encountered an unusual situation: A brewery that wasn’t serving beer.

“I can see how that might raise some eyebrows,” Jeff Hakala, 10 Barrel’s director of pub operations, said with a chuckle.

Then on Sunday, the downtown Boise brewpub at 826 W. Bannock St. suddenly closed — and remains closed.

A note on the door says the situation is “due to unforeseen circumstances,” adding: “We hope to resume normal business hours Tuesday, (Jan. 23), at 11 a.m.”

Here’s what’s going on, Hakala said, calling from 10 Barrel’s Bend, Oregon, headquarters.

Last year, Anheuser-Busch sold 10 Barrel to cannabis company Tilray Brands as part of a deal that included eight brewery and beverage entities.

After the sale, he said, there was a gap in the transfer of alcohol-related licensing for the Boise location. They decided to keep the brewpub open “to just offer food and try to capture some revenue,” Hakala said. But since Sunday and Monday tend to be slower days, anyway, they decided to shutter temporarily while sorting out the issue.

“We’re hoping to have the license resolved either tomorrow morning or Wednesday,” Hakala said Monday, “and to be back open.”

After opening its first production brewery in Bend in 2006, 10 Barrel launched its downtown Boise location in 2013 with a brewery and restaurant. The following year, Anheuser-Busch purchased the company.