The demise of the Big Three, which include Lone Star Brewing Co., Lone Star Lager Co. and Lone Star Brewery, is about to become clear.
As reported by The Wall St. Journal, the Big 3 are about to shutter their businesses, with the remaining businesses, including Lone Star, closing in early 2018.
As of today, Lone Star has shuttered its doors.
The remaining businesses include Lone Dog, Lone Rose, and Lone Rose Spirits.
Lone Star Lagers are still available in some bars.
The announcement follows on from a tweet from Lone Star CEO Joe Kavanagh.
“We’re in the process of shutting down our operations in a number of states,” Kavanah wrote.
“Lone Stars is in a very different place and has become much more of a family-run operation.
We wish them well and are excited about what the future holds for the brand.
The next phase of our growth is going to be with our loyal fans.
We are thankful for all they’ve done for Lone Star over the years and look forward to welcoming them back soon.”
In a statement to The Wall Str, Lone Dog spokesperson, wrote, “We are disappointed to see that Lone Star and Lone Dog are ending.
We remain a proud part of the Lone Star family.”
We’re sorry that the company we are building will not be here, our fans will be sad, but we know the future is bright and we have all of the plans in place to build a new and better future.
We want to thank everyone for all the support over the last three decades and wish them all the best.
“Lone Rose’s spokesperson, sent an email to The Associated Press, said, “The demise of Lone Rose has been a long-time coming.
We have a strong team and have worked very hard to stay relevant and profitable.
We will always have Lone Rose beers on tap, and will continue to have a presence in the Texas market.
We’re saddened to hear of the closing of Lone Stars brand.
We’re confident in the future of Lone Roses products and the new partnership with Lone Star.
“Lonesome, which began in 2001, became one of Texas’ most iconic craft breweries and is now one of the most beloved brands in the Lone Stars Beer World.
The Lone Stars is one of seven craft breweries in Texas and is one the most sought-after breweries in the state.
The closing of the three Lone Stars craft breweries is a huge blow to the beer industry in Texas.
Texas ranks No. 1 in craft beer imports.
The Big Three breweries were among the top craft brewers in the country.
Texas had more craft breweries than any other state, according to data from Beer Marketer’s Insights.
In 2014, Lone Stars Brewery was awarded the coveted “Best of Texas” award by the Association of American Beer Wholesalers.
The award was the first and only time in history that Lone Stars received such recognition.
The Big Three also won the “Best Brewpub” award in 2015.
Loners Beer World is located in downtown Dallas, Texas, near Interstate 40 and Interstate 35E.
The closure of the four Lone Star breweries will affect more than 10,000 employees, said Lone Star spokesperson Joe Kavagh.
The four businesses will close their doors by early next year, he said.
The fate of the remaining Lone Star brewpubs and breweries is uncertain.
The fate of Lone Dog is still in limbo.