Metropolitan Brewing to close in December

After a long battle against bankruptcy and eviction, Metropolitan Brewing is about to raise its final glass.

The beloved German-style brewery will close its doors Dec. 17. For patrons who want to stock up on vanishing favorites, Metropolitan Brewing, known by fans as Metro, will be open every day until then, except Thanksgiving.

Co-founders and owners Doug and Tracy Hurst were “unable to resolve (their) differences with the landlord,” the ex-spouses wrote Tuesday on X, formerly Twitter. Currently, the Hursts have no plans to reopen the brewery in a new location.

“We are deeply sorry that we couldn’t see our way through this current situation,” the Hursts wrote. “We tried. For years. But now it’s time to turn toward new adventures.”

Metro got its start in a Ravenswood warehouse in 2008, expanding to the dog-friendly Avondale brewery and tap room in 2017. Patrons flocked to social media Tuesday to share memories of kayaking up the Chicago River for a pint and letting…

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