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Fat Head's brewery closing; owner plans to open new brewery in its place

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Fat Head’s brewery in Portland’s Pearl District will be changing taps and reopening as a new brewery in 2018, according to KATU’s news partner Willamette Week.

Although the brewery operates under the name of an Ohio-based chain. It’s actually owned by a Portland local named Tom Cook, Willamette Week reports.

Fat Head’s founder Glenn Genigni wrote, “Despite the best efforts from both sides, we were unable to agree upon a vision for the future. As a result, we’ve mutually decided to close the Fat Head’s Brewery location in Portland, pouring our last beer in early 2018. We’re extremely proud of our accomplishments and the success we’ve had here.”

But Cook has other plans.

In a Facebook post, Cook said he plans to open a new brewery, “Von Ebert Brewing,” in early 2018 in the Pearl District.

Cook lists the address of the new brewery as 121 NW 13th Ave., the same location as Fat Head’s brewery.

He says the brewery will feature a pub led by Dom Iaderaia and it will feature foods such as German pretzels, pizza, and sandwiches.

Willamette Week reports the Fat Head’s décor will be replaced. Instead, the new Von Ebert Brewing will have an “industrial-loft” feel.

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