With the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) sweeping the nation, the CDC now recommends no gatherings larger than 50 people. With that, many cities and communities are choosing to close down all non-essential businesses, including thousands of breweries that rely on taproom and restaurant sales to stay afloat.
This could be devastating for the craft beer community we all love so much, and even though you may not be able to go sit at the bar at your local brewery, there are still ways you can support your favorite breweries while continuing to practice social distancing. Here are a few options.
BEER TO GO
While many breweries are no longer allowing you to hang out inside, quite a few are offering “to-go” beers in various ways.
Here are a few breweries across the nation who have set up beer to go sales:
No-Li Brewhouse in Spokane, WA is serving up convenience by allowing customers to order brews and bites via text (509-240-9238), call-in (509-242-2739) or by showing up!
Note: there are maaaany breweries setting up to-go style ordering, so check the social channels of your local faves to see what the options are!
Don’t want to leave the house? No problem! Many breweries already have, or are in the process of setting up, beer delivery services!
YOUR LOCAL LIQUOR STORE
Many liquor stores offer their own delivery services. Visit your local liquor store’s website or call to see what options they have.
NOTE: Many breweries are in the process of onboarding with various delivery services. Keep an eye out for updates on your favorite brewery’s social pages for updates!
GIFT CARDS & MERCH
If you want to support your local brewery but don’t need beer at the moment, you can always purchase gift cards and merchandise online. Doing this keeps cash flowing into the brewery when they need it the most. Once they reopen, you can treat yourself to a much-needed celebration at the taproom, or use the cards as gifts down the road!
This information is current as of March 17, 2020, and some info may become outdated as the situation evolves. Please check the social pages of your local breweries for the most up-to-date information available.