Inflationary costs force microbrewery to shut

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

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Thanks for the memories: Fallen Acorn Brewery was founded in 2016 (credit: Getty/ Monty Rakusen)
Thanks for the memories: Fallen Acorn Brewery was founded in 2016 (credit: Getty/ Monty Rakusen)

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Hampshire-based brewery Fallen Acorn has been forced to enter liquidation due to the storm of inflation, Covid, and the soaring costs of utilities and material goods.

The microbrewery is the latest in a long line of closures​. It strived to deliver the “highest quality beer” from traditional styles and brewing techniques, to pushing modern boundaries and combining a range of brewing experience, with a passion for innovation.

A spokesperson said: “It’s with deep regret and sadness that we have to announce we will be entering voluntary liquidation​ next week.

“Despite doing our best to weather the storm the industry has been facing since Covid and now from the inflationary impact on consumers and hospitality, trade has yet to return to normalised levels.

“Further, a combination of an increase in material costs, utilities and increasing cashflow pressure puts the business in a position where it cannot continue to trade any further."

Support local

They continued: “We’ll be forever grateful for your incredible support over the years. In addition, we want to thank the Gosport community, who have given us some truly amazing memories.”

Community, sustainability, collaboration and taste were at the core of the business which was founded in 2016, according to its website.

The Fallen Acorn taproom will open this Friday and Saturday, and the brewery has welcomed guests to come down for a “good send-off”.

The spokesperson added: “Support local and use independent – we are in ‘use it or lose it’ territory for a huge number of businesses​ and have been for a couple of years now.

Thanks for the memories

“Finally, a huge thank you to the team here at Fallen Acorn, past and present, for all of their hard work and dedication. As sad as this is, something special was built here over the years.

“Keep on chuggin’, and thanks for the memories.”

Fans rallied behind the brewery on Twitter. “Very sad to hear this,” was a sentiment echoed by many, and others wishes the team all the best for the future.

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