Iowa-based Hub City Brewing shuts down

hub city paradise crop(Stanley, IA) – Hub City Brewing Co-Owner, Gloria Knoke, tells BeerPulse that the company has been forced to close down its brewery amidst a legal battle with its bank. The brewery operated for nearly five years.

It is among only a couple reported brewery closures in the past few months after an ominous string of closures happened in a two-week span early in the year.

According to the Brewers Association, Hub City produced 869 barrels in 2010 and approximately 1,200 barrels in 2011.

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9 thoughts on “Iowa-based Hub City Brewing shuts down

  1. The only reason you’d think that was ominous is if you don’t understand capitalism.

  2. Outside of the first comment being a bit harsh, a bank battle stinks.

    The first string of brewery closures made sense. There will be a craft beer bubble eventually. Some people just make bad beer.

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  4. Hub City’s Brown Ale and Oatmeal Stout were as good as I’ve tasted anywhere. I was at the brewery a month ago and everything locked up, the sign was gone. I knew something was up.

  5. I never like seeing people lose jobs but their beer was some of the worst I have ever had the displeasure of tasting.

  6. Paradise Ale was one of my favorite IPA’s. To bad it was seasonal. I hope things change and they can reopen.

  7. I’m with Brian!The Paradise Ale was great!I hope that they can reopen so that I can buy a few cases!They had a nice atmosphere there and were always willing to let you try the new products and tell you about future batches that they we’re working on.

  8. Won’t miss em, gave them many chances and there bottled stuff always had glaring defects particularly with way way too much dicetyl. Had some decent beer at a tasting in coralville once about a year and a half ago. If you can’t keep your standards to higher quality than any home brewer, failure isn’t surprising.

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