KRNV TV reports the upcoming closure of Buckbean Brewing. Owner, Doug Booth, told KRNV TV that it is due to the sluggish economy and higher-than-projected costs. Grain costs are reportedly increasing and causing price hikes industry-wide. Production numbers aren’t available for the brewery. Buckbean opened in April of 2008 and is most well-known for being one of the
first early producers of craft beer in cans in the U.S. and host of the CANFest.
Buckbean is the fourth brewery to announce closure within just the past two weeks. No official word has appeared on the brewery’s Facebook page yet.
via KRNV TV.