“On behalf of the Alcatraz Brewing Company team, we regret to announce that yesterday, September 22, was our last day of operations. After more than a decade of happily serving the community, we are closing our doors. We thank all our loyal customers for supporting our passion for creating award-winning, handcrafted beer. It has been a privilege to serve you.”
I am embarrassed to say that I had not heard of this brewpub until today, and I am an avid fan of the Orange County craft beer scene. After sifting through the comments on their facebook page, it appears this company had been struggling to stay afloat and had made attempts to rejuvenate the brand for years now.
What struck me as odd was this place is a San Francisco themed restaurant in the Anaheim area, using the name Alcatraz, a infamous federal prison. Not very appealing if you ask me. Our heart goes out to the loyal local fans of this place, luckily there are many great options in Orange County California for craft beer.
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