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Monday, May 25, 2020

Charleston craft beer community mourning the death of Matty Symons, co-founder of Two Blokes Brewing Co.

"We'll miss you, Matty. Hooroo, good friend."

Posted by Parker Milner on Mon, May 25, 2020 at 9:26 AM

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It is with extreme sadness we have to announce that Matty Symons, head brewer and owner of Two Blokes Brewing, husband and father, our friend and fearless leader, has passed away. This was very sudden and unexpected from a severe stroke. There are no words to describe how grateful we are for the support we have felt in the last few days and we will definitely need it to get through this. While we are still coming to terms with this overwhelming loss, please be respectful of his family and staff's grieving period. We are taking on the challenging task of carrying on at Two Blokes without him. We plan to keep the brewery open because that's what Matty would have wanted. Try to be patient with us while we navigate through this difficult time. He was equally good at pissing people off and making people smile, but if you ever had the chance to share a beer with him it’s easy to see why he was loved by all. Matty will live on in the brewery and the great memories we have shared. The brewery is open today for to-go beer orders and the picnic tables will be open 2-8. Flight is serving 4-8PM. Come out for a few beers and to toast to Matty.

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The local craft beer and brewing community is mourning the death of Matty Symons, co-founder, owner and head brewer of Two Blokes Brewing Co. on Saturday.

A post by Two Blokes on social media Sunday said that Symons' death was sudden, from a "severe stroke."

"While we are still coming to terms with this overwhelming loss, please be respectful of his family and staff's grieving period," the post from the brewery read. "We are taking on the challenging task of carrying on at Two Blokes without him."

Symons grew up in Melbourne, Australia before moving to Charleston in 2007 to work for Blackbaud, according to a Gofundme set up to raise money for his family. He founded Two Blokes in 2016 with Sean Geddis, a co-worker who shared his love of beer. After studying at the Siebel Institute of Technology, America’s oldest brewing school, Symons brought 20 years of experience to the Mount Pleasant brewery.

The South Carolina Brewers Guild is raising money for Symons' family, with nearly $25,000 raised by Wednesday afternoon. This Friday May 29, every brewery in the greater Charleston area will join the fundraising efforts by donating $1 for every pint sold that day. 

The trade group said on social media that, "The Guild is saddened to learn of the passing of Matty Symons, co-founder, owner, and head brewer of Two Blokes Brewing in Mount Pleasant. Matty was a valued member of the South Carolina brewing community, and is survived by his wife and daughter ... We'll miss you, Matty. Hooroo, good friend."

Two Blokes remains open, serving to-go beer orders placed online at twoblokesbrewing.com


Location Details Two Blokes Brewery
547 Long Point Rd. #101
Mt. Pleasant, SC
(843) 654-4564
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