Alameda Brewing Company and Two Kilts Brewing retire while Seven Brides Consolidates.
Already reported here and here, Alameda Brewing Company has announced they will cease operations in the brewery and brewpub, November 3rd. After 22 years the brewery will exist as a footprint in the city, the state’s and the regions storied maturity from burgeoning brewery incubator to one of the most flourishing areas in the country. With a staff of 20, it remains unclear what will happen to the brewery, the brewpub, or where the staff will relocate.
Meanwhile, it’s been confirmed (sorta) that Sherwood (Oregon) native, Two Kilts Brewing Company has closed their doors after 7 years of business. Despite producing award-winning Scottish Ales the brewery the latest word is the brewery’s phone number has been disconnected, while the brewery’s listing on Google is and Yelp is CLOSED.
Started by comrades Chris Dillon and Alex McGaw, the brewery in the husk of the raw material firm, Best Marble and Granite, with the focus on serving beers near the brewery via their onsite taproom. With an ever-expanding catalog or startup breweries, it would seem the brewery didn’t diversify fast enough to stand-out in Oregon’s crowded market.
Finally, we are sad to report that Silverton (Oregon) native, Seven Brides, will cease operations in the brewery taproom and restaurant.
Started in 2008 by Ken DeSantis, Phill Knoll, Karl Knoll, Josiah Kelley, and Jeff DeSantis; Seven Brides was (and still remains) Silverton’s oldest brewery when compared with the likes of Silver Falls and Belgium Underground. Over the years, the brewery and restaurant consolidated ownership, before finally announcing this past Wednesday (October 24th, 2018) the closure of their taproom and restaurant. What remains unclear is how long the brewery will remain in operation, and how this will impact brewery Belgium Underground as they source their beers from Seven Brides’ production brewery.
As we learn more we will update this story.