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Kennett Brewing Company closes

04/17/2024 10:03AM ● By Richard Gaw

By Richard L. Gaw, Staff Writer

Kennett Brewing Company, the venerable basement speakeasy known for its cozy confines on Broad Street, its eclectic menu of hand-crafted beers and the generosity of its owners Mark and Jossy Osbourne, abruptly closed on April 16 after nearly nine years of operation.

Word of the brewery’s closing began to quickly circulate after the company posted the following message on its website:

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closing of KBC just shy of our 9th birthday. Thank you to all of our supporters, regulars and loyal customers. To say we’ve been touched by many is an understatement. It’s been a wild, beautiful ride. But we’re tired, ready to close this chapter and eager to move on to the next. Cheers to all!”

Soon after the announcement, KBC’s social media page was flooded with sentiments by patrons of the establishment, who reflected on the impact it had as a hotspot for friends and conversation, a venue for hundreds of local musical acts, and as a meeting place for fund-raising events. When it first opened its doors on June 21, 2015 after more than a year of stops, starts, delays and deliberation, KBC quickly became the off-the-grid outlier of the growing brew pub scene in the Kennett Square that has – and is still – fronted by Two Stones Brewing Company and Victory Brewing Company.

“Jossy & Mark: Thank you so much for everything that you’ve done,” one post read. “The vibe of the KBC cannot be matched. What a warm and cozy place to enjoy wonderful music, great beer, but most of all the wonderful people involved in the KBC scene.”

 Stay tuned to the Chester County Press for further information.

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