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There are lessons to be learned from the closing of Broken Bottle

The open sign at Broken Bottle will be turned off for good this weekend.

It is a bit trite to say, but for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. As more and more breweries open around the Albuquerque metro area, there has always been the possibility that some might not survive in an increasingly competitive market. Other brewery owners have said a sort of reckoning is coming, where some of the smaller, less successful establishments will not stay open much longer. That prediction of sorts has come true as Broken Bottle Brewery will close their doors after tonight (Friday).

Broken Bottle was the first brewery on the west side of Albuquerque (if one does not count Rio Rancho-based breweries, which most of us know Rio Rancho would always prefer to be kept separate). They elicited mixed reactions from the craft beer community. They certainly had their fans, many from the surrounding area who treated BBB as their local pub/hangout. They had their detractors as well, those w

Source: NM Dark Side Brew Crew

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