17 August 2016
We Are Not Closing
Grapevine Craft Brewery has ceased distribution of its brands.
Grapevine, TX – August 16, 2016 – The rumor mill has begun thanks to a popular Texas retail chain who made an error in speaking on behalf of our company on Twitter. So, we need to set the record straight.
Effective immediately, Grapevine Craft Brewery will no longer be selling its beers for distribution to wholesalers in the state of Texas. Meaning, our beers will now only be found in our taproom and beer garden in Grapevine, Texas. This was a hard decision and one that was not made lightly. We value our customers and our fans. But at this time, it just doesn’t make financial sense for us to continue distributing our brands at a loss.
We are still brewing and still in business. Our fans and community should continue to come out and enjoy our taproom and beer garden open 7 days a week featuring our brands and specialty beers like our Cherry Berliner Weisse, Single Hop IPA Series and our new Red Wine Barrel Aged Imperial Brown Ale. As some savvy consumers may know, we have linked arms with Deep Ellum Brewing Company in a lawsuit against unfair (and what we consider to be unconstitutional) practices which currently prevent production breweries from selling beer to go from our taprooms. We are hopeful to see change happen in this area which would only enhance what we are able to do in our taproom and provide our customers with an exceptional experience when they come to visit.
Further, we continue to operate our contract brewing operations as North Texas Brewing Company and are proud to be partners with a handful of great Texas brewers. We are currently booked to capacity and are working on furthering our efforts to brew fresh, local Texas beer. It’s no secret that the last year and a half in our industry has revealed a whirlwind of mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances of large and small brewers alike trying to navigate a difficult and rapidly changing landscape. We continue to promote our local industry by providing brewing services to local brewers who are growing by giving them immediate opportunities to expand in a competitive marketplace. And we’re proud of it.