Bushwick’s Braven Brewing Co. Bar and Kitchen, which only just opened in September 2018, ceased its operations, the owners announced on Monday.
“We’re deeply saddened to confirm the news that we’ve closed the brewery and taproom,” the brewery said via Twitter.
Marshall Thompson and Eric Feldman, the founders of Braven Brewing Co., cited personal and financial reasons for the sudden closure.
The dream of establishing their own brewery began for the two in 2009 during “a serendipitous conversation,” when they decided to start a homebrewing operation. Before long, they designed their own recipes and transformed Feldman’s fifteen-square-foot kitchen into their first brewery.
Then, after years of homebrewing and working out of breweries across the East Coast, they were finally able to sign a lease for a space at 52 Harrison Place and opened their brewery, bar and kitchen last September.
Just six months later, the dream is over, and the duo now plans to sell the lease and the equipment for the 2,500-square-feet brewery, bar and restaurant.
“Eric and I are incredibly proud of the brewery, bar and restaurant we’ve built here and even more proud of the staff who operated it,” said Thompson. “Hopefully we can find another company to keep brewing delicious beer at 52 Harrison Place.”