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Iconic Connecticut business City Steam Brewery to close

Connecticut’s City Steam Brewery has revealed it is being forced to close its doors after more than 25 years in the business.

The brewery, located in the heart of downtown Hartford, has been known for serving up craft beer and comedy at its 942 Main St. home as well distributing its popular brews to bars across the state.

In a statement on social media shared yesterday, the brewery said: “It is with humble gratitude and a heavy heart that we announce the closing of City Steam Brewery on 31 March – after 44 years in business (26 as City Steam and 18 as Brown Thomson and Company).”

The brewery owners explained that it had been “a pleasure and honour” to serve the greater Hartford community all these years and urged people to “come back over the next two weeks” to enjoy a drink with acquaintances they had met there.

The post thanked those who made the brewery a success over the years and added: “We have had an incredible run, but it is now time to hand the reigns over to another talented and creative restaurateur.”

City Steam’s beers will continue to be sold throughout the state “at over 1500 grocery and liquor stores, and bars/restaurants,” according to the brewery.

Owners hope to see the legacy of the brewery continue with a new restaurant in its location. Both are for sale.

In the post, the brewery added: “We are looking for a restaurateur who may have an interest in buying the business and putting in a new concept- brewery or not- in our incredible 150+ year old historic structure.”

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