Signage above the entrance to the Rogue Ales & Spirits brewpub in Issaquah, Washington

Signage above the entrance to the Rogue Ales & Spirits brewpub in Issaquah, Washington

Rogue Ales Closes Washington Taproom

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Rogue Ales & Spirits plans to close its nearly two-decade old brewpub in Issaquah, Washington, on Friday.

Outside the entrance to the Rogue Ales & Spirits brewpub in Issaquah, Washington

Outside the entrance to the Rogue Ales & Spirits brewpub in Issaquah, Washington

“This was a very difficult decision, but unfortunately rising costs have made it apparent that it is our best option to close the Issaquah Brewhouse in order to better focus on our other public houses and production,” Rogue president Dharma Tamm wrote on Facebook.

The Issaquah location opened in 2001 and is about 310 miles northeast of Rogue’s headquarters in Newport, Oregon. All Issaquah employees have been offered jobs at Rogue’s eight other retail locations, Tamm wrote.

Rogue operates eight total locations, with three in Newport and Portland, as well as one in Astoria and Independence.

The company will host a farewell party at the Issaquah taproom on Friday.

“It’s sad to close our doors after so many years, but we promise that we will continue to produce world-class products and distribute them throughout the state of Washington and beyond,” Tamm wrote.

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