East Sixth Brewing Company is shutting down all of its taproom and brewery operations immediately.
In a social media post, the Little Rock-based company announced that it would be ceasing operations. East Sixth Brewing Co.’s remaining beer, including limited edition barrel-aged bottles, will be arriving in local liquor stores and restaurants in the coming weeks.
“In late 2019 we sat down and decided to create a brewery unlike anything in Little Rock. We envisioned a patio full of happy people enjoying one of a kind beers and live music. We brightened the place up and underwent a complete rebrand, and then COVID happened,” the post reads. “We aren’t along in this struggle. Many of our friends who own small businesses, especially restaurants and entertainment venues, are struggling to keep the doors open.”
This news comes after East Sixth Brewing Co. announced in early November that it would be shutting down its taproom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an interview with Arkansas Money & Politics, owner John Binyon said that the pandemic made taproom seating “impossible” and that the brewery would focus on its core beer products.
East Sxith Brewing Co., formerly Rebel Kettle, rebranded in early 2020, introducing new décor and a new beer lineup.