Southwick Brewhouse, in Hampshire, has become the latest to announce its closure, however there are a hopes of finding a new custodian for the kit.
The brewery is the home of Suthwyk Ales and was established by farmer Martin Beazley in the year 2000. Its beer utilise Martin’s own barley, which is grown on Portsdown Hill, overlooking Portsmouth.
The brewery will close on 30th September. “Over the years, we’ve poured our hearts and souls into this magical place, and it’s been an incredible journey, filled with laughter, memorable moments, and, of course, some seriously top-notch brews!” the brewery has announced.
“However, we must face the reality that we can no longer sustain the Brewhouse in its current form. Our hops are wilting, and our barrels are drying up, and we simply can’t continue.
“We wanted to let you, our incredible community, know first hand and express a hearty toast to you, the ones who’ve made this ride unforgettable. You’ve been the hops to our barley, the malt to our mash. Times have been unpredictable but your smiles and camaraderie have kept our spirits high.
“As we navigate the choppy seas of change, we’re reminded of the warmth and joy your presence has brought to our little corner of the world. Your loyalty, laughter, and love for beer have warmed our hearts more than you can imagine.”
Those interested in taking on the brewhouse are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02392 325252.