– Madison is one of Wisconsin’s most iconic breweries.
But the brewery that began as a brewery in Milwaukee is now in the process of closing.
The Madison Brewing Company is closing its doors in Madison.
The brewery has been a staple of Madison for nearly two decades.
Its current owners, Scott and Jennifer Olin, said they decided to close due to declining sales, but said they’re hoping to reopen in a new location in the spring.
Olin said the company has always been focused on providing the best products and the most knowledgeable staff, and she said they are looking forward to the new location.
Madison’s closing comes as the Wisconsin beer market continues to shrink.
In 2016, Wisconsin ranked fifth out of 50 states for craft beer sales, according to Beer Business Daily.
Madisons last beer was in 2013.
Ollins husband, Scott, also owns the Wisconsin Brewers Guild, which represents breweries in the state.
The WBC is trying to raise funds to help keep Madison open.
They said they will host a benefit at the brewery for employees, and the brewery will host free beer sales to celebrate the new opening.