Leaders of four popular Massachusetts craft breweries join Brewbound Frontlines to discuss their companies’ growth in 2019 and how they’re faring during the COVID-19 pandemic. Executives from Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers, Wormtown Brewery, Castle Island Brewing and Vitamin Sea Brewing are featured on the panel.
- Sam Hendler, co-founder, Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers in Framingham;
- David Fields, managing partner, Wormtown Brewery in Worcester;
- Adam Romanow, founder and president, Castle Island Brewing in Norwood;
- Dino Funari, co-founder, Vitamin Sea Brewing in Weymouth.
Jack’s Abby and Wormtown, both regional craft breweries according to standards set by the Brewers Association, increased volumes in 2019 by 15% and 27%, respectively. Castle Island, a microbrewery, grew 7% last year and was working on a second location before the pandemic began. Taproom brewery Vitamin Sea reached its first anniversary just weeks before the pandemic forced the shutdown of on-premise service nationwide.
All four breweries sold beer for off-premises consumption during the pandemic’s shutdown of on-premise sales. We’ll discuss their pivots to to-go businesses, their plans for reopening and how the regulatory climate has changed since early March.
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