With industry conferences and gatherings put on indefinite hold, webinars, podcasts and other virtual platforms are becoming widely available to industry members. ProBrewer has posted a 专用资源网站 to list the many virtual events that are taking place to help brewers and others in the industry.
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Since 新指南 were issued in mid-July, breweries in California can only seat customers outside – no inside service is allowed, and they can only sell alcohol in conjunction with meals.
And now in Florida, a新的全州限制 has suspended the sale of alcohol on-site except by restaurants. Breweries there have started applying for food licenses that would allow them to act as a restaurant and therefore keep the brewery tap room open.
In Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf issued a 新任务 that alcohol sales must be accompanied by a meal at a booth or table, forcing breweries to find creative ways to pivot to being more like a restaurant than a brewery tap room.