Iron Fist Brewing Company (Vista, California) has sadly announced that it has officially closed its doors permanently after a decade of craft brewing in Southern California.
Iron Fist officially announced its closure with the following letter:
Iron Fist Brewing Company Closure
It is with heartfelt sorrow that after ten years we are closing our doors permanently. Iron Fist was founded by the Sieminski family in 2010 and this endeavor has truly been a family passion and a dream hard to give up.
The San Diego competitive Craft Beer landscape has transformed over the years which has resulted in an insatiable thirst for the newest, unique brew. In addition to our solid core beers that included Counter Strike, Renegade Blonde, Blood Orange and Velvet Glove, we spent the last year innovating. The brew crew put out same amazing small batch experiments for which we are very appreciative and have a great sense of pride.
When combining the lack of traction with our distributor, a competitive craft brew market and the final catalyst, the forced shutdown due to the Coronavirus, we just couldn’t sustain any longer.
We at Iron Fist are sincerely appreciative to our loyal customers and will truly miss each and every one of you. Ten years is a long time (especially long in craft beer years), and so many of you have shared life stories, joys and sorrows. You have given us ten years of memories to cherish.
We hope to run into you as we all continue to support our amazing craft brew
On a personal note, everyone here at Mashing In is greatly saddened to hear this news. We have been working closely with the folks at Iron Fist Brewing Company for a little over a year, and we were always stoked to see a new press release or email from their crew. Not only was Iron Fist quietly making some of the best beer in the country, everyone we had the pleasure to talk with at the brewery was genuinely excited to discuss beer, answer questions or just chat about something random on a Tuesday afternoon. They were an absolute delight to work with and we are completely bummed to see them leave the craft beer scene. With that said, the entire Mashing In crew would like to wish nothing but the best to everyone in the Iron Fist Brewing Company family. We cannot wait to see and hear what the future holds for each and every one of you. Be well and be safe. Prost!