The Town of Purcellville is down to three breweries.
Jack’s Run Brewing Co. shut its doors for good Thursday night, following nearly three years of operation in the town’s Historic District along 21st Street. According to a post on their website, owners Mike and Marion Kozar were forced to close the brewery because they were “unable to reach an agreement on rent with [their] landlord.”
“Thanks to all of you for your support over the past year,” they wrote. “Our biggest disappointment is that we’ll miss sharing our beers with you and hanging out.”
The Kozars didn’t just close up shop with another typical Thursday night, though. They invited guests out for one final acoustic open mic night they dubbed “Beers, Cheers and Tears.” About 50 people, both regulars and first-time patrons, turned up to drink the final drops of a beer that’s now impossible to find.
Jack’s Run Brewing opened in the 3,870-square-foot brick space in August 2016. The Kozar couple took over management in July 2018.
Now that Jack’s Run is officially closed, Purcellville is left with three other breweries within its 3.42-square-mile corporate limits—Dragon Hops Brewing, Adroit Theory Brewing Co. and Belly Love Brewing Co.
Purcellville is still the only western Loudoun town to feature a brewery within its town limits. Middleburg this year is expected to become the second western Loudoun town to welcome one, with Old Ox Brewery slated to open in nearly 4,000 square feet of space on Madison Street in the coming months. The Round Hill Town Council recently adopted zoning changes to make it easier for breweries to operate in town.
While the Town of Leesburg features seven breweries in its 12.5-square-mile corporate limits, Purcellville still features the most breweries per capita, with about one brewery for every 3,300 residents, as opposed to Leesburg’s ratio of about one brewery per 7,700 residents.