Another craft brewery goes under.
On January 6, Boulder Beer Company released a statement to customers and friends that contained nothing but sad news. The craft brewery, the oldest one in Colorado, will shutter completely on January 18. It joins numerous other craft breweries in the area that have shut down over the past year.
"As you all know, things have been changing here at Boulder Beer, and we now have a new development we would like to share. Some outside influences have recently transpired that have led us to make business decisions we feel are best for the company. An opportunity to sell the building at 2880 Wilderness Place recently presented itself to us, which has led us to the decision to close The Pub at Boulder Beer. Our last day of operation will be Saturday, January 18th, after which we will close for business," said the statement from owner Gina Day.
In October, the company announced that it would no longer package and distribute its beer, which left more than 20 employees without a job. It appears the move was not enough to keep the brewery up and running. It has partnered with Sleeping Giant Brewing in Denver, who will take over brewing the Boulder Beer brands.
"They will continue to brew, package and distribute the Boulder Beer brands we all know and love and keep the Boulder Beer legacy alive at retail. So although the Pub will be closing, the brands will live on," Day said.
But for loyalists of the brand and the brewery, you only have a couple more weeks to grab a pint or two at The Pub before it forever closes.
"Thank you all for 40 amazing years of support and friendship. If you’re in the Boulder area, please come raise a pint with us on or before January 18th to toast the fun ride it’s been, and celebrate the many, many great memories that make up Boulder Beer," Day concluded.
See below for the full statement posted on the Boulder Beer Co. Facebook page:
Will you continue to buy Boulder Beer brand brews now that they are made by another company? What is the future of the craft brew industry in Colorado? Let us know in the comments.