Windswept Brewing Co announces closure


Award-winning craft brewer, Windswept Brewing, will close at the end of the month with its taproom closing the following week. The Lossiemouth brewer, which started brewing in 2012,  announced the news on its facebook page saying that the impact of the cost of living crisis dampening demand across the craft brewing industry along with “spiraling energy and raw material costs” have led to the difficult decision.

Managing director Nigel Tiddy said, “It is with a very heavy heart that I must announce the news that the time has come to close the doors at Windswept Brewing Co.

“Over the last few years, the craft brewing industry has faced an increasing number of challenges that have had a significant impact on our viability as a business. With your help and a fantastic team we have battled through some difficult times.  Unfortunately, spiraling energy and raw material costs and falling sales throughout the craft beer industry, caused largely by the cost-of-living crisis, have left us in the position where we are no longer able to ride out the storm.

“The past 11 years have been an amazing adventure – we’ve come a long way since our first brew in November 2012.  We’ve experienced lots of highs and lows but importantly we’ve made some fantastic lifelong memories and lifelong friends. We’ve also produced some great beers and won more awards than we have space for.  We are very proud of that but mindful that none of this would have been achieved without the support of our customers and local community.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for all of your support over the years. I am so grateful to all of our wonderful customers, our amazing staff and the support of our local community. Thank you for believing in us.

“It’s not goodbye just yet. We’ll remain open for online sales until Monday 29th Jan 2024 and our Tap Room and Shop will remain open until Sat 3rd Feb 2024.

“If you’re able to, please come and join us for the last weekend at the Tap Room (2nd to 3rd Feb) to give Windswept the send-off it deserves!”

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