It’s the end of an era for Fifty West Brewing Co. as it announces the closing of its original brewpub location in Columbia Township.
The brewery made the announcement on social media this week, writing, “Fifty West Fans, Supporters, and Beer Lovers, As we approach November 11th, we have bittersweet news to share. The Brewpub, filled with memories of shared pints, cherished moments, and the origin of our incredible journey, will be closing its daily food service following the Brew 'N Que. We can't help but feel a sense of nostalgia as we bid farewell to this pivotal phase of our story.”
Fifty West Brewpub said initially closed in 2020 due to financial and operational pressures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. It remained closed for nearly three years as the brewery shifted its focus to its Fifty West Burger Bar across the street. It reopened in January this year under the direction of Cincinnati chef Jackson Rouse and with the goal of bringing back the original dining experience customers loved.
In Tuesday’s social media announcement, the brewery promised patrons that the brewpub’s closure is not the end, but a beginning of a new phase. The building will be turned into an event center and be available to rent.
The brewery also thanked its staff, who it says were informed of the transition in advance.
“We deeply appreciate their dedication and the hard work they've put into making the Brewpub a special place for all of you. Our team members are at the core of the experiences we've created together, and we're committed to supporting them in every way we can as they take the next steps in their careers,” the owners wrote. “While it's hard to say goodbye to the Brewpub, it's not the end of the road for Fifty West Brewing Co. We are focusing on our future growth, creating opportunities for our employees, and staying true to what we do best. Come out and share a pint while the doors are still open to the public. Here's to memories past and adventures ahead. Cheers to the future!”
The brewpub’s final day will be Nov. 11 for the Great Ohio Brew N’ Que from 4-11:30 p.m.
Fifty West Brewpub, 7668 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township. More information: fiftywestbrew.com.
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