Neil House Brewery in Columbus is closing. The brewery and homebrew shop opened in 2010 and perhaps was best known for its Cranberry Cider.
"Unfortunately yes, we are closing the doors on the brewery," owner and brewmaster Patrick Kelleher said in an email. "The last of our inventory of cider will be available through Superior [Beverage] and will stay on shelves until it's gone. We're working on getting rid of the rest of our grains, ingredients and equipment currently. It's sad for us all, but thanks for being a fan through this endeavor." "
He offered no explanation for the closure and didn't mention his immediate plans after the brewery closes. Kelleher also posted a farewell on the brewery's Facebook page thanking those who supported the brewery. "Perhaps one day in the future we'll be in a position to make a comeback, but not today," he wrote. "In the meantime, we encourage you all to continue showing your love and support to the other local breweries."
The brewery and homebrew shop will be open from 11 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, according to the Facebook post. Starting Monday, it will be open by appointment only.