A local brewery is closing its doors at the end of the month.
Compass Brewing — which is known for locally brewed beers such as La Grisette, Johnny Jones Amber Ale, Polar Day and Polar Light — recently announced its pending closure.
“Due to unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances we decided to close the brewery,” Kevin Patriquin, president of Compass Brewing, announced on Facebook. “We’ve been struggling for the past two years to stay alive.
“COVID, and other factors like rent increases, lead to this decision.”
The pandemic has been a strain on many businesses, large and small. Supply chains and rising prices have impacted many businesses.
“With no money to purchase ingredients and supplies, we are running very low on stock,” Patriquin continued. “With no luck securing any investors, we have no other option to close our doors at as of the end of July.”
The brewery, located at 1300 Riverside Dr., Unit 20, will be open from Wednesday to Friday, subject to change, until the end of the month.
Patriquin went on to thank Compass Brewing customers for their support.
“We thank you all for a great four years and appreciate each and every one of our valuable clients who we’ve served our products to,” he said. “Thank you once again! I really hope something good happens to us soon. For now, it’s time to say goodbye.”