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Due South Brewing Co. in Boynton Beach will close in December, according to founder Mike Halker, who cites the “devastating” effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The popular brewery and taproom has been open nearly a decade. Proudly veteran-owned, Due South produces some of the most well-regarded beers in the region, including Cat 3 IPA and Caramel Cream Ale. They also were known for the topical wit of their Nun With a Chainsaw IPA.
“Obviously this is a very difficult decision,” Halker said in a statement on Friday. “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.”
The taproom inside the 27,000-square-foot warehouse will close Dec. 19, and the property will be vacated by February, he said.
Halker declined to make further comment.
Production and intellectual property, including brands and recipes, are for sale. If not sold, 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.