Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Greenville brewery announces it will close just shy of 7-year anniversary

Jason Thomas //June 18, 2024//

Wandering Bard Meadery announced on social media that it will close when its lease runs out in November. (Photo/DepositPhotos)

Wandering Bard Meadery announced on social media that it will close when its lease runs out in November. (Photo/DepositPhotos)

Wandering Bard Meadery announced on social media that it will close when its lease runs out in November. (Photo/DepositPhotos)

Wandering Bard Meadery announced on social media that it will close when its lease runs out in November. (Photo/DepositPhotos)

Greenville brewery announces it will close just shy of 7-year anniversary

Jason Thomas //June 18, 2024//

Listen to this article

A meadery in Greenville’s Hampton Station development has announced it will close just shy of its seven-year anniversary of being in business.

Wandering Bard Meadery announced on social media that it will close when its lease runs out in November, and that the closure has nothing to do with state-mandated liability insurance that many establishments are blaming for skyrocketing expenses.

Wandering Bard’s last day will be Nov. 3 — exactly one day short of its seven-year milestone, according to the post.

Owners hinted in the post that there may be life for the meadery after Hampton Station.

“I’d like to thank everyone who joined us on this journey,” the post reads. “Is there a post Hampton Station future for Wandering Beard Meadery? Maybe.”

Wandering Beard’s announcement follows other high-profile closures on Greenville’s brewery scene. In late May Habitap off Woodruff Road abruptly closed after five years in business. And last week, Tetrad Brewing Co. announced it would close its Overbrook location, though it will be opening a new brewery in a yet-to-be-disclosed spot.