BREAKING: Tallgrass Production Brewery Suspends Operation

Investment deal forces shutdown.
Manhattan, Kansas-based Tallgrass Brewing Company has confirmed with MHK Business News that the production plant will suspend operations indefinitely after Friday, August 24. The employees of the regional brewery will be furloughed. The Tallgrass Tap House will remain in operation.

Tallgrass Brewing was founded in 2007, and through successful launches of popular brands like 8-Bit and Buffalo Sweat, the company experienced tremendous year-over-year growth. The regional demand for Tallgrass beers outpaced the capabilities of the existing brewery, and in 2015 the company set out to build a large-scale production brewery.

Through private investors and bank financing, the company invested $7.5 million into the production facility located at the Manhattan Business Park. The facility dramatically increased the brewery’s production capabilities allowing them to meet regional demand from their 18-state market.

“When I started this in 2007, there were 1,200 craft breweries in the country. Today, there are 6,600. The craft beer market is extremely challenging for smaller regional breweries right now,” said Jeff Gill, founder and former CEO of Tallgrass Brewing Company.

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