What is interesting is that in fifty years, no one else was hired? No recruitment of an assistant or assistants in all that time?
Which leads me to ponder how other breweries are planning to transition. If big enough, you can choose employee owned but many breweries just do not hit that threshold. All it would take is one unfortunate event for the whole thing to come tumbling down.
Maybe this is where a law firm specializing in small business could exploit a niche and create transition plans for breweries.