Lost Forever?

Los Angeles has had a bit of brewery loss at the end of 2022. But does a brewery closure mean a good beer is gone? Should it be?

Of course L.A. is not the only one lamenting brewery closures but I would really like to see beers from Indie, King Harbor, Strand and Mumford back for at least a limited time on draft. Perhaps if these brewers end up in another local brewery, they can add it into the brew schedule as an homage.

Or, on a grander scale, would it be possible for a beer festival to have an “in memoriam” booth where you can taste beers that are no longer in production.

If Stone Brewing can bring back beers based on customer voting, I don’t see why a beer recipe can’t just be brewed anew.