After more than a month of trying to clean up damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, 160ft Beerworks has officially bowed out of Houston’s beer scene.
The fledgling brewery announced on Facebook that it was “permanently” closed, citing disagreements with the landlord’s restoration of the space. “We're shut down permanently. We were unable to accept the quality of our building owners remediation effort,” reads the post. “We'll miss the area and the community that accepted us with open arms and much love. Please continue to show your love to the warehouse district.”
160ft Beerworks made its debut in April, then was forced to close in September after its building at 1310 Nance filled with water when Hurricane Harvey hit. “Every single unit had three feet of dirty water in it,” brewery owner Mike Olenick told Food & Wine in August. “I shut us down to have time to work with the building owner and my insurance company on how to move forward since I expect all the sheetrock and exposed wood will need to be replaced at a minimum. All our doors are swollen and will not seal. My equipment and machinery all needs to be thoroughly cleaned, tested, and made ready by repair where appropriate.”
No word yet on whether or not 160ft Beerworks plans to make a comeback in a new location or continue brewing beer.