For those living in areas that still can operate, how are things looking? I know things aren’t great, but are any of your local places still doing “okay” business?
I got thanked profusely when I did a pickup of beers at a local place about two weeks ago. I hope they’ll be able to make it because I think they just started hitting their stride with beers recently.
One relatively new brewery in my area (actually about 50 minutes away, but surrounded by a number of other breweries I go to semi-annually) threw in the towel pretty much the moment Virginia started instituting various social distancing practices. First casualty I had heard of. They may not have been doing well and just saw the writing on the wall, but I’m betting they won’t be the last.
On the flip side The Veil in Richmond Virginia had a release that was a disaster (from a social distancing perspective). People packed, standing in lines, waiting for a beer release. It’s the kind of thing that would definitely be a case for shutting down breweries as “non-essential” businesses in the Commonwealth: