A WINCHESTER brewery is being closed for good after it previously announced it had gone into administration.

As previously reported, Red Cat Brewery, based at the Sun Valley Retail Park, Winnall Close, said goodbye to its customers in a post on Facebook on Friday, June 5, where it said that the company had entered administration.

'Administration' is a stage where there may still be hope that a company can be saved.

However, the company has closed permanently, with its Companies House page now listing its status as “Liquidation”.

The resolution to wind up document for Red Cat Brewing said: “At a general meeting of the company convened and held at Unit 10, Sun Valley Business Park, on June 7, 2023, the following special resolution numbered one and ordinary resolution numbered two and three were passed.

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“1. That the company be wound up voluntarily.

“2. That Chris Tate and Duncan Swift of Azets, Chandler’s Ford, be appointed joint liquidators of the company for the voluntary winding up.

“3. That the joint liquidators be authorised to act jointly and severally in the liquidation.”

Red Cat Brewing was set up in 2013 by Iain McIntosh, who formerly ran The Flower Pots Brewery, and Andy Mansell, former landlord of The Fulflood pub who is also the son of Clive who ran Itchen Valley Brewery.

The business picked up much acclaim for its range of beers, winning several regional awards over the years including being named the winner at the 2015 Salisbury Winterfest. It’s Mr M’s Porter was also voted Camra Champion Porter of Britain in 2018.

Mr McIntosh resigned as director in 2018.

Red Cat Brewing’s goodbye post on Facebook said: “Thank you and goodbye....

“Red Cat Brewing has entered administration, but I would really like to thank everyone that has been with us along the way, and I mean EVERYONE... customers, staff, friends, family and the awesome open day crew, you have all been amazing during the journey.

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“However, like many others, unfortunately we didn't make it.

“I'm sorry for the radio silence but there has been lots to do in the best interest of the company.

“We have had some amazing times along the way, we have had some great laughs and made memories that will stay forever, not to mention making some great friends... We may have enjoyed a pint or two along the way...

“I really hope that everyone out there remembers Red Cat fondly, and I hope we made at least one beer that you enjoyed.

“So, no more standing on a barrel at open days being heckled by you drunk lot for me now!

“Thank you ALL once again. I mean it. Big love, Andy. P.S We didn't do boring...”