The story behind the iconic carbonated beverage warehouse at Brunswick’s Hatboro Liquors and Spirits is a complicated one.
The brewery, located at 590 Queen St. E., is one of the oldest operating breweries in the province, and it has always been a family business, said John Kincheloe, the brewery’s founder and CEO.
It was started by the Kincheels in the 1970s when they were trying to figure out how to sell beer, and then when the business grew to about 150 employees.
“The last five years it has been in this state,” said Kincheroe, adding that he is optimistic the company will find a new lease.
The brewery is open seven days a week and has a capacity of about 2,500 litres of carbonated beverages a week.
Kincheloes family has been operating the brewery for over 30 years, and in the past six months, it has closed and the company is going through a transition period.
“We will have to sell, or let go of the company,” said a statement from the brewery, which also posted a letter to its employees last week.
“We have to be able to sustain ourselves.
It’s time to get to work.”
The Kinches were hoping to sell the brewery as it closed in March, but the situation has been complicated by the closure of the Hatboro Beverages Warehouse in December.
“I don’t think it’s going to be that easy to sell,” said Kevin Kinchenoe, who runs Hatboro Beer, which is located on the second floor of the brewery.
“It’s kind of like the old saying ‘you can’t get out of a hole you don’t want to be in.'”
“It’s going into the ground,” he added.
“I don�t think that’s going anywhere.
They have to find a way to keep it going.””
The Hatboro brewery is currently being sold to a private investor for the purpose of developing a new brewery,” said Brian Suter, a spokesman for the Brewery and Distillery Board of Ontario.
“The brewery will remain open and continue to operate under the control of its current owners.
We are in discussions with the private investor to determine if there is an appropriate location for a new brewpub.”
In a statement, the Kinchos said they had been in discussions for a few months with the company about the possibility of a new brewing facility.
“While it’s unfortunate that the brewery is closing, we continue to believe that it’s a great opportunity for our community and for the future of Hatboro and Ontario,” said the Kins.
“Our family has always operated Hatboro for generations, and we have always strived to keep the business going and expand our capacity.
The Kinchers will remain involved in the operations and the management of the business.””
Hatboro is in need of a fresh start, and a new home.
The Kinchers will remain involved in the operations and the management of the business.”