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Larry’s Brewing Supply is closing its doors

 

I am sad to share the news that Larry’s Brewing Supply recently announced that it is closing its doors and going out of business after 26 years. For home brewers and pro brewers alike, this is sad news. Larry’s is (was) beloved, venerable, classic, enduring….. the string of adjectives could go on and on. This news will make many, many people very, very sad.

The closeout sale begins on March 13th.

Larry’s Brewing Supply was founded by Larry Rifenberick in 1990, who starting out selling supplies out of his garage. Larry soon thereafter opened the original location in Kent. After 25 years, they moved up the road to Tukwila in 2015. In the mid-90s, Larry expanded the business to include a wholesale division that provided brewing ingredients and supplies to small and mid-sized commercial breweries.

Here is the statement from the company’s Facebook page.

We are sad to inform you that Larry’s Brewing Supply will be closing our doors after 26 years. As many of you know Larry’s has come into financial difficulty over the last several months, and after exhausting all our options we are forced to close.

The support we have had over the years from this industry has been amazing! We will take with us all the memories we have shared.

Starting Monday, March 13th our close out sale will begin. Everything will be half off. We ask that you come by to get what you want or just to say goodbye in person.

 


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6 comments

  1. After a quick beginning with a Mr. Beer kit, this became our local go to place for larger scale homebrewing equipment and supplies. We were told a while ago that this may be coming, but when announcement came yesterday it didn’t make it any easier. Larry, Bettie and the rest of the family were always so helpful – they and their business will be missed.

  2. It’s disappointing to see them close. They helped me brew some great beer!
    I’m not surprised though. The last few times that I went there, they didn’t have any supplies.

  3. I opened Angeles Brewing Supplies in Port Angeles 5 years ago this month, and I never would have been able to make it work without their help. I’m very sad to read this, and wish all of their crew the very best

  4. I wish they would publish a list of all the breweries who stiffed them for money owed on extended credit so we could all boycott those breweries.

  5. Jim that is a very bold claim. Also I personally knew of billing complications on the shops end. You can’t give a brewery a bill for 10k in grain all of the sudden after forgetting to process payments for 5 months. Money is ready when grain is picked up or delivered otherwise reinvested into the company.

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