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Watch: Braxton Brewing’s Jake Rouse on the Kentucky Craft Brewery’s Big 2019 and Fast Pivots Amid a Pandemic

Watch: Braxton Brewing’s Jake Rouse on the Kentucky Craft Brewery’s Big 2019 and Fast Pivots Amid a Pandemic

Braxton Brewing Company finished 2019 as one of the fastest-rising craft breweries in the nation. The Covington, Kentucky-based craft brewery grew its volumes by 96%, to 23,500 barrels, elevating the company to regional brewery status — those producing between 15,000 and 6 million barrels — according to production data released by the Brewers Association. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has dampened the company’s 2020 outlook.

Watch: Surly Brewing’s Omar Ansari on Making Tough Decisions During COVID-19 Crisis

Watch: Surly Brewing’s Omar Ansari on Making Tough Decisions During COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 is forcing brewery owners across the country to make hard decisions. Surly Brewing founder Omar Ansari has made his share of those decisions over the last month after shuttering his beer hall, pizza place and event space in mid-March. Couple those closures with the shutdown of on-premise sales, and around 60% of Surly’s revenue evaporated overnight.

Watch: The Bruery and Offshoot Beer Co.’s Barry Holmes on Redeploying Staff and Launching A Beer Delivery Service

Watch: The Bruery and Offshoot Beer Co.’s Barry Holmes on Redeploying Staff and Launching A Beer Delivery Service

Barry Holmes, CEO of The Bruery and Offshoot Beer Co., offers tips to breweries considering getting into direct-to-consumer or membership club business and shares how The Bruery is engaging its members via weekly, virtual happy hours on Thursday nights. He also discusses how adding a line of canned hazy IPAs and a pilsner through the Offshoot brand has helped fortify The Bruery’s business, which was originally built on barrel-aged and sour offerings.

Watch: Ales for ALS Founders Discuss the Impact of COVID-19 on Charitable Program

Watch: Ales for ALS Founders Discuss the Impact of COVID-19 on Charitable Program

The 2020 edition of the Ales for ALS charitable program was off to a strong start before the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered brewery taprooms and tasting rooms across the U.S. The program’s founders discussed their family’s personal history with ALS, the start of the charity and the impact of COVID-19 on their efforts during a video interview with Brewbound.