Norm Lehman and his crew have closed as of April 1, according to industry sources. On Monday night. the website for Sawgrass contained a pop-up that marks the last day as March 31, and a phone call to the establishment confirmed that it will no longer be open as of midnight, though no other details were given.
"Sawgrass Brewing says farewell, Tuesday March 31st starting @ 4pm till close," the notice read. "$2.00 drafts and free food. Say hello one last time!"
Lehman opened the brewery, then called Tampa Bay Brewing Co., in 2013 after acquiring a licensing deal for the name with John and Vicki Doble, owners of the 20-year-old Tampa Bay Brewing Co. in Ybor City. The name was changed to Sawgrass Brewing Co. last October.
The brewery itself holds a seven-barrel brewhouse composed of a 3.5-barrel tandem system that has produced beers such as No Dave's American Pale Ale, Chocolate Porter, and Gin-Oak IPA.
There's no word yet on what — if any — future plans Lehman has for Sawgrass Brewing or what led to the brewery's demise.
Sawgrass Brewing Co. was located at 1221 N. University Drive in Coral Springs.