Washington-based nano-brewery shuts down

battenkill brewery logo(Poulsbo, WA) – Battenkill Brewery announced on its Facebook page on Wednesday that it would be shutting down.

It is with a bit of sadness that I annouce today is the last official day of business for Battenkill Brewing Company of Poulsbo. I told myself I’d give it a year and times up. It’s been a great experience and a lot of work as a part-time job. I sincerely do appreciate everyone who’s had a chance to drink some Battenkill Brews and comment on what we’ve put out there. I’m going back to being a regular Home Brewer, which I’ve always enjoyed. That said ….the “brewery” (complete 1.5 BBL system, materials, and equipment) are going up for sale. I’ll be posting on craigslist and probrewer.com … I’ll also post pictures of all the stuff here on the facebook pages soon.

Battenkill is the seventh brewery to report shutting down its doors in the first two months of 2012. Here are the other six. ow many opened during that period? Unknown though, if the rate is comparable or better than 2011 (which it likely will be), at least 40 breweries opened in January and February.

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