Outside the North By Northwest Restaurant & Brewery in Austin, Texas

Outside the North By Northwest Restaurant & Brewery in Austin, Texas

North By Northwest Brewing Co. Permanently Closes

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Austin, Texas-based brewpub North By Northwest Brewing Co. has permanently closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Craft Beer Austin.

Inside the dining area at North By Northwest Restaurant & Brewery in Austin, Texas

Inside the dining area at North By Northwest Restaurant & Brewery in Austin, Texas

“After grueling hours of thought and consideration, given the unpredictable and unknowable continuing circumstances of COVID, we made the difficult choice to turn off the taps at North by Northwest,” founder Davis Tucker told the outlet.

The brewpub opened in 1999 and sold 1,501 barrels in 2018, the most recent year for which data is available from national trade group the Brewers Association.

North By Northwest will auction off its brewing equipment on Wednesday, April 22nd, according to a Facebook post. Items for sale include tables, cookware, freezers, bar equipment, beer mugs and steins, televisions and more.

A six pack of crowlers and food-to-go at North By Northwest Restaurant and Brewery in Austin, Texas

A six pack of crowlers and food-to-go at North By Northwest Restaurant and Brewery in Austin, Texas

According to the post, the brewpub is selling kegs of its beer to customers, and the orders will be available for pickup April 23rd.

Only cash payments will be accepted. According to the brewpub, sales will be open from 11 AM – 4 PM and will last until April 25th.

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