Proof Brewing Co. in Tallahassee announced this morning that it is shutting down operations at its original location on Tennessee Street and consolidating all of its operations to its newest brewery location in the Railroad Square district.
This is the last weekend the original business will be open.
Owners Byron and Angela Burroughs started the Tennessee Avenue operation as a bottle shop and liquor store in 2007, and a year later opened a pub there, specializing in craft beer. In 2012, the Burroughs installed a three-barrel brewhouse, turning Proof into a full-fledged craft brewery.
Continued success led them to open the 20-barrel brewhouse and taproom at Railroad Square in May 2014, where they continue to produce their award-winning beers in greater quantity.
Here is the letter the Burroughs sent out this morning:
From everyone at Proof Brewing Co. we would like to offer our deepest thanks and appreciation for all of the love and support we have received from our hometown of Tallahassee. It has been amazing to be a witness and catalyst for the growth and appreciation of craft beer locally. Because of your support these past 8 years, we have grown from a Craft Beer Retailer and Pub into an award winning Craft Brewery. Our goal is to be a brewery of the highest standard in what we consider to be the best brewing state in the nation.
With this goal in mind we have decided to consolidate our three operations and put all of our focus and efforts into our Railroad Square Brewery, expanded growth and production.
This weekend Friday December 18th and Saturday December 19th will be the last days of business operations at our Tennessee Street location. Friday, December 18th, Proof Bottle Shop will open at 12pm and close at 5pm. Proof Pub will be open normal hours from 5pm-2am on Friday December 18th, and Saturday December 19th.
Moving forward all Proof Brewing Co. operations and events will take place at our Railroad Square Brewery, Tasting Room and Beer Garden and we have some amazing things in store for 2016!
Thanks for drinking local and looking forward to having a beer with everyone in 2016!
Byron & Angela Burroughs