Temple Brewing To Close

May 14, 2024, by Will Ziebell

Temple Brewing To Close

Temple Brewing have announced they will shut the doors to their Brunswick East brewpub for good after May 19 and appoint a liquidator to manage the closure of their operations. 

The brewery team said the decision was due to the impacts of COVID-19, post-COVID trading conditions, and a "severely" impacted downturn of their wholesale business and brewpub sales.

"Continued trading in this environment is no longer possible," they said in a statement.

Temple opened the doors to their Brunswick East home in late 2011 after first making a name brewing elsewhere, becoming one of inner north Melbourne's first brewpubs. The original business ran into financial difficulties in 2013 and was taken over by new owners, with Ken Ong acting as the brewery's chief operating officer for a number of years.

Ahead of the brewery's closure, they're seeking to sell off all remaining beer and offering a 40 percent discount on all orders, including online and food and drink purchases at the brewery. 

"We invite all our loyal supporters to come along and join us in saying goodbye to one of Brunswick East's oldest [breweries]," they said in a statement. 

"Temple wishes to express its gratitude to all its customers, both wholesale as well as our brewpub patrons for their support over these many years."

The news comes just a week after fellow Melbourne brewery Deeds announced they would cease operating following the appointment of administrators in late March; Black Hops have been saved from liquidation after administrators secured a sale of the brewery

You can read the full announcement from Temple below.


Media Release: Temple Brewing Company - closure of business

After more than 10 years in operation, it is with a heavy heart that Temple Brewing Company will appoint a liquidator shortly to manage the closure of its operations on or about 23 May 2024.

The effects of Covid and the tough Post-Covid trading conditions have made it very difficult to continue operating.

The wholesale business has been severely affected by the downturn in sales volumes. Continued trading in this environment is no longer possible.  

Trading in the brewpub has also experienced a downturn as many of our customers face limited or reduced spending capacities.

The Brewpub will cease trading after Sunday 19th May 2024 and will have its final week special with 40% off all drinks and food. We invite all our loyal supporters to come along and join us in saying goodbye to one of Brunswick East's oldest brewery.

The brewery will also clear off all remaining stock through its online store, also with a 40% discount so we recommend customers to place their orders as soon as possible before they are sold out.

Temple wishes to express its gratitude to all its customers, both wholesale as well as our brewpub patrons for their support over these many years.


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