Not surprising given the New York’s unyielding COVID-19 restrictions and the fact that professional sports are now basically a virtual exercise…but still it’s a bummer.
Here’s the deal…
On October 19 Mikkeller took to Facebook to announce that it was permanently closing its 10,000 square-foot brewery, taproom and restaurant located at Citi Field, home to the NY Mets.
Thanks to the coronavirus the venue has been absent the thousands of fans who would normally be sampling beers from Mikkeller’s 60 taps but the Copenhagen, Denmark-headquartered company who still run a small brewery in San Diego decided to cut its losses.
This from Mikkeller…
Dear friends and followers,
We have had to make the difficult decision to permanently close the Mikkeller Brewing NYC location at Citi Field. With no foreseeable customers at Citi Field, Mikkeller is consolidating its NYC brewery with its San Diego brewery and closing Mikkeller NYC.
Thank you for your support over the past two and a half years; we are extremely grateful to have been part of the New York brewing community, and to have had the opportunity to present our beers in this incredible location.
Mikkeller fans will still be able to get freshly brewed Mikkeller beers in New York at their favorite stores, bars and restaurants. We loved our time in Citi Field and wish everyone the best during this difficult time.
The Mikkeller team
This is a huge loss for NYC and the Queens venue in particular.
Unfortunately given the impact of COVID-19 on the craft brewing industry it won’t be the last