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    Default Disappearing and 'in peril' breweries

    A thread to keep track of breweries that are closing/for sale/administrated/liquidated

    Two to start;

    Oakleaf have gone into administration today

    Binghams are - as far as I'm aware - still up for sale

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post

    Oakleaf have gone into administration today

    Binghams are - as far as I'm aware - still up for sale

    Any idea why? Is it just too crowded a market? I know both of those supply Wetherspoon pubs but mostly local ones. I wonder how all those Yorkshire breweries get by.
    Brodie's are not currently brewing in Leyton but I think at the Wobbly brewery in Hereford. The Leyton brewery is supposed to be having work done but there are other issues with the pub. I haven't been there for a few months as I've heard it's pretty grim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    Any idea why? Is it just too crowded a market? I know both of those supply Wetherspoon pubs but mostly local ones. I wonder how all those Yorkshire breweries get by.
    Brodie's are not currently brewing in Leyton but I think at the Wobbly brewery in Hereford. The Leyton brewery is supposed to be having work done but there are other issues with the pub. I haven't been there for a few months as I've heard it's pretty grim.
    Oakleaf - presume they've run out of money for whatever reason

    Binghams - health issue with the owner.

    Brodies seem to have really fallen hard and fast. Their beers were a staple at the Nags a few years back. Not drank (or seen) any of theirs round here for well-over a year.

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    The market is most definitely crowded,there will I think some absorbsion going on, a recent example being Bath Ales being brought by St Austell.
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    The Florist also a goner cos of Oakleaf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    The Florist also a goner cos of Oakleaf
    I wouldn't mind betting that taking over that dodgy pub from Wadworth's had a lot to do with their demise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    Oakleaf - presume they've run out of money for whatever reason

    Binghams - health issue with the owner.

    Brodies seem to have really fallen hard and fast. Their beers were a staple at the Nags a few years back. Not drank (or seen) any of theirs round here for well-over a year.
    I have heard Binghams sell beer very cheaply.Brodies rarely seen apart from the pubs owned by the family.

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    couple of little breweries gone are
    Abbey Ford -egham
    Hoptimists-surrey
    bigger ones recently
    Freeminer
    Celt Experience
    brewpubs in London
    Still and Star e1 only brewed for a few months but have seemed to have stopped brewing
    Florence brewpub se24 have been shut for a few months
    George and dragon w3 home to dragonfly brewery up for sale £1.8 million
    Bull at Highgate sold so no more brewing of London brewing beers but still available from the Bohemia brewpub north finchley

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    couple of little breweries gone are
    Abbey Ford -egham
    Hoptimists-surrey
    bigger ones recently
    Freeminer
    Celt Experience
    brewpubs in London
    Still and Star e1 only brewed for a few months but have seemed to have stopped brewing
    Florence brewpub se24 have been shut for a few months
    George and dragon w3 home to dragonfly brewery up for sale £1.8 million
    Bull at Highgate sold so no more brewing of London brewing beers but still available from the Bohemia brewpub north finchley
    Freeminer have been around for years. Maybe them supplying bottles to the Co-Op was a sign of problems.

    Celt Experience are one I've tried in various Spoons and have ben excellent. Maybe they just don't have enough local outlets.

    I'm glad you told ne about the Bull in Highgate as it saves me from ever going there again. I've heard that the Gate House under the new regime has a reduced beer choice and is generally a rip off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    Celt Experience are one I've tried in various Spoons and have ben excellent. Maybe they just don't have enough local outlets.
    Been told it was a 'life decision' by the brewer. But appears he hasn't put the business as a whole up for sale and is flogging it off piecemeal, which is a real shame. Celt were one of my favourites, La Tene was a classic down the Nags 2014-2015 one of the few beers not local that made repeat appearances.

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