NABC “winding down” brewing at Bank Street Brewhouse, and Taco Steve “hanging up his apron.”


After ten years, Bank Street Brewhouse will be no more. It’s what I was referring to in this post from Wednesday.

River City Winery news flash: “We’re selling our Pearl Street properties.”

I’ll be back at some point to analyze the news. Meanwhile, here’s what what released at Facebook. 

We’re winding down our brewing schedule over the next couple months & bowing out of distribution. This, unfortunately, means leaving downtown New Albany too where we’ve been for over a decade.

We will be seeking a prospective brewery buyer wanting to operate a 15 Barrel DME system out of Downtown New Albany, Indiana at 415 Bank St.

We want to thank this crew from the bottom of our hearts as well as all of the people involved over the years in our Downtown operation. They have done an amazing job.

Taco Steve is hanging up his apron too. Saturday May 25th will be our last day of operation. He and his crew have fit perfectly in with our team and want to thank them for all the deliciousness they have provided this past year plus some.

We believe brewing demands that you have a passion for it and this team definitely had that in spades with their unwavering commitment, dedication, hard work, heavy lifting, love and loyalty to their jobs. Under the leadership of Josh Hill, Head of Brewing Operations, an immensely talented brewer that has churned out some damn fine beers over the past five years.

We will continue brewing our favorite brands and delve deeper into some new brews too with Ben Minton continuing on as Brewer at NABC, that will be available for in house consumption for those 21 and over.

Thank you to all of those who choose to support us in downtown New Albany and fans of NABC beer for the last decade throughout the entire State of Indiana and across the river in Louisville.

Our decision to pull out of the market will allow us to laser focus on making The New Albanian Brewing Co. Pizzeria & Pub location better than ever! This is where it all started 32 years ago with two sisters working in a pizzeria as teenagers.

We see us growing old and retiring here…but not for a long time!


The New Albanian Sisters