Sad news this afternoon as word is starting to spread that the Beltway Brewing Company in Sterling is closing down operations. The announcement was made today via social media.
“While I could regale you with Monday morning quarterbacking of all the things we should have or could have done differently over the past decade, the reality is that closing our doors is less the result of missed opportunities and more about the macroeconomic factors facing the brewing industry and the commercial real estate market here in Loudoun county,” wrote founder Sten Sellier.
He went on to add: “Unfortunately, recent hurdles were greater than our ability to overcome them.”
Beltway was established in 2011 and opened its Sterling location on Davis Drive roughly a decade ago. It’s core beers included the District of Champions Red Lager, The Circle IPA and Changing Lanes Double IPA.
According to Sellier, production at the brewery has already stopped, but they still have plenty of beer on hand and will be keeping their taproom open for much of January. They are hoping regulars will come out to reminisce and say goodbye.
They are also planning on holding a “Celebration of a Decade of Beltway Brewing” on Saturday, January 28.
(Image at top: Beltway Brewing Co.)