Just saw on their Facebook page that Black Diamond Brewery in Concord closed on Tuesday under mysterious circumstances, to say the least. Apparently, when coming into work Tuesday morning, brewery operations and production manager, Shawn Whitaker, found this taped to the front door.
And earlier today, this was posted on their Facebook page:
“Due to unfortunate circumstances the locks have been changed and Black Diamond Brewery is closed for the foreseeable future. Thank you to everyone who supported us during our 23 year run!”
Also, the brewery’s website domain name expired October 6. So the obvious guess is they got into some kind of financial bind, and perhaps we’ll learn more in the coming days or weeks, but for now, that’s all we know.
Unfortunately, it looks like we’ll be seeing more in the coming months, given their fate, what happened @ Rubicon, & what’s happening @ PCBC. I hope the guy who’s chasing PCBC out suffers empty space for as long as the greedy SOB who chased 20 Tank out 17 yrs ago. Greedy bastard landlords are the bane of brewpubs & small breweries. Callahan’s, a fixture on Mira Mesa Blvd in SD for years, shut its doors this summer, but I don’t know why.