Press release: Boynton Beach, Florida – Due South Brewing Co., a full production brewery with taproom in Boynton Beach, FL, announced they will be ceasing operations later this year.
The taproom will close December 19, 2021 and Due South will continue to supply their current distributors until later this year.
“Obviously this is a very difficult decision,” states Mike Halker, president and founder. “The impact Covid has had on our industry over the last 18+ months, and continues to have, is devastating. That combined with our building lease coming up for renewal has made this the right decision for us at this time.”
Production and intellectual property, including brands and recipes, are for sale. If not sold as is, an auction will be held in December. Interested breweries and buyers should contact Info@DueSouthBrewing.com to obtain brand information and to arrange for equipment inspection. The taproom will close December 19 and the property will be vacated in February, 2022.
About Due South Brewing Co.
Due South Brewing Co. is a distributing brewery in Boynton Beach, FL. Their beers are currently available on draft and in cans in hundreds of bars, restaurants, and stores in Florida, from Key West to the Panhandle. The Due South Brewing Co. tasting room & brewery is open to the public every day except Monday when they are closed.
Due South Brewing Company is located at 2900 High Ridge Rd #3, Boynton Beach, FL 33426. For more information, please visit http://www.duesouthbrewing.com or call (561) 463-2337.
Earlier today, Boynton Beach’s Due South Brewing, the city’s first craft brewery, made the kind of announcement that we hate to see here at Florida Beer News. If there is a silver lining, it is that Due South will still be around until December, allowing beer enthusiasts to enjoy one more Caramel Cream Ale or Category 3 IPA.
On a personal note, Due South Brewing has been one of the Florida breweries that we at Florida Beer News have covered and written about almost since the time they opened, including when the brewery doubled in size. To see them close illustrates the effects of the pandemic on the craft beer industry is in the Sunshine State – an industry that was hurting before the pandemic, as illustrated when Red Cypress Brewing closed.
We wish the Due South Family all the best, and plan on making a road trip from Florida’s west coast before December 19th.