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Big Bend Brewing Co. suspending business operations

December 24, 2018

An Alpine-based beer company that had plans to expand into San Antonio has announced that it is suspending all business operations.

Big Bend Brewing Co. posted on social media Friday that as of Dec. 31, it will shut down, including taproom sales in the original Alpine facility.

The company, which recently celebrated its sixth year of business, posted the following: “Now, due to a combination of unforeseen hurdles in building our San Antonio location and the challenging macroeconomic conditions affecting investment in the craft beer sector, we find ourselves making some tough choices.”

Big Bend was in the process of building a new $3 million production facility in San Antonio at 1310 Cornerway Blvd., near the intersection of Interstate 10 and Loop 410 on the East Side.

The company makes beers with names inspired by the region where it’s brewed, such as National Park (hefeweizen), Terlingua Gold (pale ale) and La Fontera (IPA). Big Bend also brews a line of Mexican-influenced lagers that are canned under the Tejas name.

The announcement also left open the possibility of a comeback at a later date, stating: “We remain hopeful and are working hard to make the stoppage temporary.”

Big Bend Brewing Co. Online: bigbendbrewing.com. Facebook: bigbendbrewing.

Chuck Blount is a food writer and columnist covering all things grilled and smoked in the San Antonio area. Find his Chuck’s Food Shack columns on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com, or read his other coverage on our free site, mySA.com. | cblount@express-news.net | Twitter: @chuck_blount   | Instagram: @bbqdiver

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