Distributor: Mendocino Brewing Co. stops production

The move follows a decision by the legendary craft brewer to close its Ukiah taproom on Jan. 13.|

The distributor for Mendocino Brewing Co. said the Ukiah brewery has stopped producing beer and laid off its sales staff.

Columbia Distributing, an Oregon-based beer wholesaler that operates a facility in Santa Rosa, is not distributing any more of Mendocino Brewing's beer after being informed of the decision to stop production, said spokeswoman Lindsi Taylor.

Mendocino Brewing Co. representatives could not be reached for comment.

The legendary brewery closed its Ukiah taproom on Jan. 13. The company's Saratoga Brewing Co. subsidiary in Saratoga Spring, New York, closed earlier this month, according to the Post-Standard in Syracuse, New York.

Bill Swindell

Business, Beer and Wine, The Press Democrat  

In the North Coast, we are surrounded by hundreds of wineries along with some of the best breweries, cidermakers and distillers. These industries produce an abundance of drinks as well as good stories – and those are what I’m interested in writing. I also keep my eye on our growing cannabis industry and other agricultural crops, which have provided the backbone for our food-and-wine culture for generations.

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