In a stark reminder the beer business isn’t so easy, Idle Vine Brewery in Pflugerville announced yesterday that it will be closing down in a couple of weeks.

The announcement, made on the brewery’s Facebook page, noted that Idle Vine’s last day is March 3, when the brewery is throwing a fundraiser for the Pflugerville Animal Shelter. 

"It is with a heavy heart and great disappointment that we must share this update with you today," according to Idle Vine. "It has been a great experience for us to be a part of this exciting community, and we have met some truly lovely people that share in our passion. We are forever indebted to all of our fans, customers and family members who supported and shared in this journey with us."

Just over a year old, Idle Vine opened in a warehouse space that the owners outfitted with a homey taproom featuring a range of beer styles, including the monthly vertical bottle release of the Wanderer. In the fall, the brewery teamed up with Round Rock Donuts to make a pair of beers with a couple delectable doughnuts as ingredients.

Pflugerville is also home to Flying Man Brewing, which opened last summer in the old Rogness facility. 

Idle Vine is closing as an increasing number of breweries are going live in the Austin area, including Oddwood Ales on Manor Road and the Brewtorium off Airport Boulevard.

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