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Old 10-03-2009, 08:36 PM   #1
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Default Warbird Brewery closes - RIP

Fort Wayne's Warbird Brewery closes its doors.

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http://www.warbirdbrewing.com/home/W...ber_2_2009.pdf

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Old 10-03-2009, 08:47 PM   #2
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I wonder if they just started too big or just had bad terms on the money. Five years and six state distribution makes me think the former. 95% chance someone else will buy the brewery and re-start. There's one place in Portland that went through four owners before it hit. The third try, they had fantastic food, but the beer wasn't very good.

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Warbird is a stand alone brewery, not connected to a restaurant.

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Old 10-04-2009, 03:06 PM   #4
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That actually improves the chances of someone buying in. The place I mentioned is purely a brewery now. The new owners didn't want to divide their attention and money.

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Old 10-04-2009, 03:19 PM   #5
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It is too bad...

I enjoyed thier beer, and I enjoyed the story behind it (loving aviation myself).

I have a friend in Ft Wayne that was close to those guys. But, I have always heard that if you start a brew pub, the food pays the bills until the brewery takes hold... just what I have heard, then again, I hear (read) a lot of things that arent true.

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