Ceja family’s Carneros Brewing Company sold its facilities in Sonoma

Ricardo Ibarra
Written by Ricardo Ibarra

[Versión en español]

Carneros Brewing Company closed its business in Sonoma Valley in February and transferred its business and facilities to Hanson of Sonoma Distillery, who will make whiskey on the property, said Jesus Ceja, one of the main owners of the brewery.

“We received an offer that we couldn’t refuse,” said Ceja, who opened the site in 2013 along with his four brothers. The family is better known for their select Ceja wines produced in Sonoma County.

Ceja did not clarify whether Carneros Brewing Company hadn’t been able to attract enough new consumers to the brewery or if it had decreased in sales and distribution of its five bottled beers, but highlighted that they will take a break until they decide if they will bring back their products to another location.

“Carneros has been closed since February 3. The new company is currently adapting the place for whiskey and vodka tasting. They keep the equipment to make the beer which means we can prepare beer there or in some other more convenient place,” said Ceja.

Carneros used to brew up to 12 craft beers on tap, five of which were bottled: Cerveza Pilsner, Jefeweizen, Morena Ale, Carneros IPA and Negra IPA.

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Posted by La Prensa Sonoma on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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