Beavertown has announced the sudden closure of the venue where its beers were first brewed, Duke’s Brew and Que in De Beauvoir, London.

Founder Logan Plant said: “This announcement might seem like it’s coming out of the blue, but the decision has been far from easy. It’s been a very challenging, lengthy process but the conclusion is that we close Duke’s immediately.”

He said the closure was simply because the venue no longer fitted into Beavertown’s future. “It’s with a heavy, emotional heart we say goodbye.”

Duke’s is where Logan brewed his first batches of Gamma Ray, Neck Oil, Smog Rocket, 8 Ball and Black Betty in the kitchen.

Logan added: “Duke’s shouldered the first salaries for Team Beaver which allowed us to brew a little more beer, move to Hackney Wick and eventually Tottenham Hale, where we have since morphed into the brewery we are so proud of today. While this road has come to an end, Beavertown is full steam ahead on its journey.”

Picture: Ewan Munro, via Creative Commons

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