Husband and wife Grant Fraley and Marta Jankowska announced July 18 they will be shutting the doors to their six-year-old brewing company, ChuckAlek Independent Brewers, according to ChuckAlek’s Ramona brewery and tasting room will close at the end of the month while their second location, Biergarten, opened in 2016 in North Park, will operate until Sept. 2.

“Marta and I are honored by the support for ChuckAlek over the last six years and give thanks for all the memories and friends we’ve made along the way,” Fraley was quoted as saying.

According to, the reason for the closure is partly because Fraley and Jankowska are moving to Denver for career opportunities, but also because the brewery business isn’t as productive. The website also states the closing of ChuckAlek marks the sixth brewery to close this year in San Diego.