Openings & Closings

Brewers Association: On-Premise Recovery Not Likely Until 2022

Brewers Association: On-Premise Recovery Not Likely Until 2022

On-premise retail sales will not rebound to pre-pandemic levels in 2021, Brewers Association (BA) chief economist Bart Watson shared yesterday in a webinar for members of the trade group. “The on-premise is not fully going to recover next year,” he said.

California Regional Stay Home Order Forces Breweries to Close for On-Site Service; CCBA Considers Options

California Regional Stay Home Order Forces Breweries to Close for On-Site Service; CCBA Considers Options

As COVID-19 cases spike, California has enacted a new regional stay home order that went into effect Sunday night and affects 85% of the state’s population. Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new system that would trigger regional stay home orders when hospitals’ projected intensive care unit capacity dips below 15%. That threshold was met Sunday in the Southern California and San Joaquin Valley regions.

Judge Rejects Boston Brewpub Hopsters’ Bid to Prevent Liquidation

Judge Rejects Boston Brewpub Hopsters’ Bid to Prevent Liquidation

Boston area brew-your-own beer and brewpub Hopsters lost its bid to prevent a court-appointed trustee from converting its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing to Chapter 7 liquidation during a hearing Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Massachusetts.

Saucy Brew Works Columbus’ Grand Opening set for October 23

Saucy Brew Works is located in the Harrison West neighborhood at 443 West Third Avenue, 43201. The new Brewpub and Coffeehouse features a small brewing operation, full restaurant, and the for the caffeine aficionados, Saucy Coffee.

Mikkeller Brewing NYC Permanently Closes

Mikkeller Brewing NYC Permanently Closes

The New York City outpost of Danish craft brewery Mikkeller has permanently closed after a little more than two years. In a Facebook post this morning, Mikkeller announced that it had made “the difficult decision” to shutter the location at Citi Field in Queens, home of the New York Mets.

Ballast Point to Shutter Chicago Brewpub on October 24

Ballast Point to Shutter Chicago Brewpub on October 24

Ballast Point Brewing Company today announced the indefinite closure of its Chicago brewpub, effective October 24, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Surly to Shutter Beer Hall in November, Lay Off Staff

Surly to Shutter Beer Hall in November, Lay Off Staff

Two days after a majority of its hospitality employees announced their intention to unionize, Minneapolis-based Surly Brewing Company announced it will close its beer hall indefinitely beginning November 2.