Iron Fist Brewing Closure Mirrors the Craft Beer Industry Amid Global Pandemic

, Iron Fist Brewing Closure Mirrors the Craft Beer Industry Amid Global PandemicLast night we received a sad email from Iron Fist Brewing announcing its closure. But with much of the nation’s small craft breweries struggling to stay afloat at this unprecedented time, these kinds of announcements are unfortunately escalating…

Iron Fist Brewing was a family-owned enterprise in San Diego County, a region flush with many fine craft breweries. They made great beer but even that wasn’t enough to help them survive the impact of COVID-19…

And because the Vista, California-based brewery’s press release perfectly captures the circumstances and sentiments of what many small breweries around the world are experiencing today, we are reproducing it in full…

Iron Fist Brewing Company Closure


It is with heartfelt sorrow that after ten years we are closing our doors permanently. Iron Fist was founded by the Sieminski family in 2010 and this endeavor has truly been a family passion and a dream hard to give up.

The San Diego competitive Craft Beer landscape has transformed over the years which has resulted in an insatiable thirst for the newest, unique brew. In addition to our solid core beers that included Counter Strike, Renegade Blonde, Blood Orange and Velvet Glove, we spent the last year innovating. The brew crew put out same amazing small batch experiments for which we are very appreciative and have a great sense of pride.

When combining the lack of traction with our distributor, a competitive craft brew market and the final catalyst, the forced shutdown due to the Coronavirus, we just couldn’t sustain any longer.

We at Iron Fist are sincerely appreciative to our loyal customers and will truly miss each and every one of you.

Ten years is a long time (especially long in craft beer years), and so many of you have shared life stories, joys and sorrows.

You have given us ten years of memories to cherish.

We hope to run into you as we all continue to support our amazing craft brew community.

Iron Fist Brewing supported us at American Craft Beer… We’re sad for them and for all the small breweries forced to take similar actions at this traumatic time.


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