Thursday, December 03, 2015

Wolaver's Organic Brewing Ceases Production

A week after reporting that a beloved local brewer was shutting down production, another regional brewery has announced that it is doing the same.

According to a post on its website, Wolaver's Organic Brewing has decided to end production of all of its beers, citing that "the rising cost and availability of organic ingredients has made it increasingly challenging to create an affordable product." The post mentions that while the Wolaver's line is disappearing, the Vermont-based brewer will be working with the other brands in its family--Otter Creek and The Shed--to verify the ingredients of the beers in those lines with the help of an organization called the Non-GMO Project.

The closing of Wolaver's comes on the heels of the announcement that the Somerville-based Pretty Things brewery would be ceasing production as well, with its final beers being shipped out this month.

Wolaver's, which first started out nearly 20 years ago in California, has been known for such beers as Alta Gracia Coffee Porter, Wildflower Wheat, Oatmeal Stout, and more. The headquarters of Wolaver's, Otter Creek, and The Shed are in Middlebury, Vermont.

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