Another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic, Skull Mechanix announced on social media they are permanently closed.
Rumors of the popular music venue and brewery’s closure have been swirling around since the start of the pandemic and after their brewing equipment showed up for sale on a few websites. We reached out for confirmation but didn’t have the chance to speak with them prior to their social media post.
From their heartfelt social media post: “As we fade away, we would like to thank everyone for their support and passion for craft beer! We had a lot of fun in the two short years we were open and we were gearing up for a huge 2020.”
A recent survey by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild revealed that 2 out of 3 member breweries are at risk to close by the end of the year. Please do your part to #SaveTexas Breweries!
How you can help Texas craft breweries with your dollars:
Buy local craft beer to-go directly from your favorite brewery.
Visit one of these breweries to enjoy a fresh beer safely on their patio.
Purchase a gift card or merchandise from a local brewery
Here’s how you can help with your voice:
Participate in the #SaveTexasBreweries campaign by sending a message to Governor Abbot.
Write a letter directly to Governor Abbot sharing your thoughts.
Join the public TABC Commission meeting this Tuesday to make a public comment.
Sign the petition to allow breweries to deliver and ship beer directly to your doorstep.
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The rumors are real and the news is out. Skull Mechanix Brewing is permanently closed due to the economic crises created by the Covid-19 pandemic. As we fade away, we would like to thank everyone for their support and passion for craft beer! We had a lot of fun in the two short years we were open and we were gearing up for a huge 2020. We had some awesome bands lined up for the famous music week (that we were asked not to ever mention again) AND we had kick ass events planned for The Craft Brewers Conference the month after that. People were booking their wedding, birthday, and business parties. Things were starting to take off. We did not plan, however, for a deadly virus to come to town and shutter everything that we were designed for. We knew right away that our concept would be the heaviest hit. We did what we thought was right and shut down music immediately. Shortly after that we closed the taproom. Maybe we took a little too long to release beer-to-go, but we don’t have a canning line and we didn’t want to make any mistakes that could possibly hurt someone. That’s a lot of pressure and a new responsibility that we were not prepared for. In the end, to-go beer was never going to save us and things were (are) progressively getting worse. We are very thankful that all of our family and staff remained healthy. Please stay safe and support Texas Craft Beer responsibly. We would now like to take this time to thank all the amazing bands, great fans, loyal patrons and occasional visitors for sharing our love of great beer, authentic music, and entertaining conversation. Last, but definitely not least, we would like to thank our wonderful staff for all of their dedication and hard work. There wouldn’t be a Skull Mechanix to be sad about if it wasn’t for them!