Update – Thursday, Sept 17 – Comments here, as well as a couple questions asked to people who usually know about such things, suggest that Cashmere Brewing surrendered their liquor license to the WSLCB. This is like going out of business. No exact word from the brewery itself, but that’s what we know so far. Couldn’t have been an easy decision.
When we visited Cashmere Brewing in June we met some nice people, sampled some beers, bought a growler or two, and really liked the place. Imagine our surprise last weekend when we stopped by to find a Washington State Liquor Control Board notice posted on the door — a door that was very much closed. We were saddened and curious. We quickly discovered that their Web site appears to be in a state of hibernation. Our phone calls have gone unanswered. No voice mail.
We are not sure what this all means. We are trying to find out. In the meantime, don’t jump to any conclusions. The only reason we’re sharing this information with you is because we know how some of you love to go beer cruising. Afterall, it was just a couple month ago that we were trying to convince you to go out of your way to visit Cashmere Brewing. We promise to share the whole story as soon as we know what’s up. In the meantime, they seem to be shut down. Again, don’t jump to any conclusions!
We took a picture of the notice that was posted on the front door, but we’re not sharing it because the LCB used really scary language (as they are wont to do). A lot of big lawyer words that sounded really important and expensive. Because this is a family blog, and we don’t want to freak out the children, we will just tell you that the LCB notice on the door clearly made the point, “No beer for you. Go away.”