Crow Hop Brewing Taproom at 214 E. 4th St. to close
April 4, 2023 10am
The Crow Hop taproom at 214 E. 4th Street in downtown Loveland will be closing its doors for good in late July. We’re honored to have been a part of the growing downtown Loveland community for the past decade, and remain immeasurably thankful for the support we received and relationships we forged in the community with customers, employees, and other local businesses during that time.
We had very high hopes for our 4th Street location when we moved here in 2018 after construction on 3rd street limited access to our former taproom and promised to cause significant disruptions for an extended time. The 4th Street taproom and our brewery developed at steady pace after that move, with it looking like we’d hit our next big milestone in the summer of 2020. However, circumstances didn't work out that year and despite pouring our available time and money into the taproom and brewery since everything opened back up, we have not been able to return to our pre-Covid momentum or sales.
We do not make this decision lightly, but it has become clear that the taproom's sales just can't sustain its operations, and we've run out of reasonable options to continue to support it. Throughout the past few years, we took all the measures we could, including applying and receiving various grants, loans, and any other available funds. However, the SBA continually rejected our efforts to obtain an Economic Injury Disaster Loan, even suggesting that if we requested updates that they would move our application to the bottom of the pile. Sure enough, the funds allocated to that program ran dry over a year after we submitted our initial application, which remained in limbo that entire time. Perhaps we would have been able to stay open and recover if the SBA had processed our application, perhaps not, but regardless, we no longer have the resources to keep the taproom going on our own.
We are so happy for the experience that we’ve had and are, above all, eternally grateful to the community and our employees, who also gave so much to this endeavor. We have no regrets, and cannot state enough how much we value and appreciate the incredible times we’ve had with everyone who passed through our doors. We are hopeful that this constriction will allow us to reopen another taproom in the future. We will continue to operate production and distribution to area accounts, as well as participate in festivals and other events while we refocus our efforts on growing our brewery in new and exciting directions. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you all around town and continuing to support our fellow brewers and local businesses with a pint or two.