Boatyard Brewing in Kalamazoo Closing
At the end of August, Boatyard Brewing Company in Kalamazoo will shut its doors for good.
The brewing company announced the news on Facebook, saying,
The economics of Kalamazoo’s brewing industry is ever-changing and while making great beers and creating an inviting atmosphere in which to enjoy them, sometimes it's not enough. Customers embraced Boatyard from the very beginning and we can’t thank you enough for your support, business, and friendship. Everyone at Boatyard appreciates all the Kalamazoo community has done to support the charities we supported. While the Kalamazoo community has supported our business, it has been difficult to keep Boatyard a viable business. The investors have reviewed the recent financials and have made the decision not to keep the Boatyard open. It is with heavy hearts we announce that August 31st will be the last day that Boatyard will be open for business."
The post goes on ask fans of the Boatyard to continue supporting other local breweries.
Boatyard first opened at 432 E. Paterson St. in June 2014.
Co-owner and general manager Pat Kleppert told Fox 17 that in their last few days open, they plan to hold a big celebration.
In a recent Facebook post, Boatyard shared that they are still filling growlers, but are sold out of their Boatyard branded ones, so patrons should bring their own to fill up.