Articles Tagged with 'Openings & Closings'

Portland, Oregon’s Lompoc Brewing to Close After 23 Years; Lagunitas Closes ‘Community Room’

Portland, Oregon’s Lompoc Brewing to Close After 23 Years; Lagunitas Closes ‘Community Room’

Lompoc Brewing, one of Portland’s oldest craft brewers, announced it will close next week after 23 years in business. “For me, it just felt like this is the right time, and time to back away from the craft brewing scene,” owner Jerry Fechter told Brewbound. Meanwhile, Heineken N.V.-owned Lagunitas Brewing has closed its Portland, Oregon-based… Read more »

Bear Republic to Close 24-Year-Old Brewpub Location in November

Bear Republic to Close 24-Year-Old Brewpub Location in November

Bear Republic Brewing Company will close its Healdsburg, California-based brewpub, which first opened in 1995, on November 22, according to a post on the location’s Facebook page. Speaking to Brewbound, Bear Republic president and CEO Richard G. Norgrove cited mounting building improvement costs at the Healdsburg brewpub location, which the company’s landlord would not cover,… Read more »

Small Massachusetts Craft Breweries Face Closures, Bankruptcy

Small Massachusetts Craft Breweries Face Closures, Bankruptcy

The last few months have proven tumultuous for a handful of Massachusetts craft breweries. Although some beer companies in the Commonwealth have recently announced expansions and new locations, others have experienced financial difficulties. Earlier this week, Chelsea-based Mystic Brewing announced it will close on October 19. Meanwhile, Somerville Brewing filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in… Read more »

Notch to Open 2nd Brewery, Taproom and Beer Garden in Boston

Notch to Open 2nd Brewery, Taproom and Beer Garden in Boston

Salem’s Notch Brewing is coming to Boston. The German- and Czech-inspired session beer maker announced today plans to open a second brewery, taproom and beer garden next summer in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood at the historic Charles River Speedway Headquarters.

Former Anheuser-Busch Exec Felipe Szpigel Launches High End Canned Cocktail Company Five Drinks Co.

Former Anheuser-Busch Exec Felipe Szpigel Launches High End Canned Cocktail Company Five Drinks Co.

“Less isn’t more. It’s right.” That’s the motto of Five Drinks Co., the new high-end, ready-to-drink canned cocktail venture co-founded by former Anheuser-Busch InBev executive Felipe Szpigel. The tagline is apt given that Five Drinks’ offerings are made with five ingredients — or less — and packaged in 6.8 oz. cans (the average size of a cocktail pour), compared to competing brands in 12 oz. cans.

Celis Brewery Files for Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Auction Canceled

Celis Brewery Files for Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Auction Canceled

Financially troubled Austin craft beer maker Celis Brewery has staved off an impending closure, for now. The company’s assets and property were set to be sold at auction on Tuesday, but a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing submitted yesterday has protected Celis from losing its real estate and its brewing equipment.

Last Call: Tax Cuts for Brewers Passes House Committee; May US Beer Shipments Decline

Last Call: Tax Cuts for Brewers Passes House Committee; May US Beer Shipments Decline

In this week’s Last Call: The House Ways and Means Committee passed a one-year extension of the federal excise tax relief for alcohol producers and importers. Also, U.S. beer shipments declined in May, Deschutes begins selling canned drinking water, Bell’s Two Hearted tops the AHA’s best list, and more news briefs.