coronavirus

San Francisco Bar Owner Group Recommends Vaccination or Negative Test for Indoor Service

San Francisco Bar Owner Group Recommends Vaccination or Negative Test for Indoor Service

San Franciscans will have to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result to sit indoors at bars following new guidance from the San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance. “The San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance is extremely concerned by a recent uptick in cases of COIVD-19 among our staff members, especially those who are fully vaccinated,” the organization wrote in a statement.

Fintech-Tracked Beer Industry Depletions Volume +9%; 2021 Holiday Weekend Beer Sales Outpacing 2020

Fintech-Tracked Beer Industry Depletions Volume +9%; 2021 Holiday Weekend Beer Sales Outpacing 2020

Beer industry depletions (sales-to-retailers) volumes tracked by beverage alcohol invoicing and logistics firm Fintech have increased 9% year-to-date through Week 27 compared to the same period last year, National Beer Wholesalers Association chief economist Lester Jones and Fintech director of distributors Jim Kallies shared yesterday during a quarterly review of the industry’s performance.

Legislative Update: Delivery, To-Go Privileges Expire In New York; New Jersey Tax Equivalency Update, PA, RI, CO Notes

Legislative Update: Delivery, To-Go Privileges Expire In New York; New Jersey Tax Equivalency Update, PA, RI, CO Notes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ended the state’s state of emergency on Thursday, which meant the expiration of delivery and to-go privileges granted to breweries, bars and restaurants during the pandemic. The New Jersey bill (S.B. 3452) that would have brought the state excise tax rate on spirits-based, ready-to-drink canned cocktails in line with beer has been pulled from consideration for now, sources confirmed with Brewbound.

Ball Corporation: Aluminum Cans Will Remain on Allocation into Summer

Ball Corporation: Aluminum Cans Will Remain on Allocation into Summer

Ball Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of aluminum beverage cans, will continue to allocate inventory to customers and import cans from overseas due to short supply throughout this summer, executive vice president and chief financial officer Scott C. Morrison said yesterday during a public session of the Deutsche Bank Global Basic Materials Conference. “In the Northern Hemisphere, both in Europe and U.S. we’ll be on allocation again this summer,” he said. “We’re coming into this summer in North America extremely tight on inventory.”

Brew Talks Video Replay: The Road to Recovery: The Pandemic 1 Year Later

Brew Talks Video Replay: The Road to Recovery: The Pandemic 1 Year Later

Video replay is now available for the first Brew Talks event of 2021. A year into the pandemic, beer industry leaders discuss the pathway to recovery. Panelists include Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione, BevMo’s Amy Gutierrez, the Winking Lizard Tavern’s John Lane and the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Julie Verratti.

New Jersey Launches ‘Shot and a Beer’ to Promote Vaccines; Los Angeles County Removes Brewery Curfew

New Jersey Launches ‘Shot and a Beer’ to Promote Vaccines; Los Angeles County Removes Brewery Curfew

Legal drinking age New Jerseyans who get their first dose of one of the available vaccines can show their vaccination card at one of 13 participating breweries across the state for a complimentary beer. The Brewers Guild of New Jersey collaborated with the state on the “Shot and a Beer” program, part of the larger “Operation Jersey Summer,” which aims to vaccinate 4.7 million New Jerseyans by June 30.

2020 Package Mix Report: Draft Packaging Declined 43.7% Last Year Due to the Pandemic

2020 Package Mix Report: Draft Packaging Declined 43.7% Last Year Due to the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic driven shutdown of on-premise service at bars and restaurants led to a big but expected cut in draft packaging last year, according to the 2020 “Package Mix Report” shared by the Beer Institute and compiled by the National beer Wholesalers Association’s Department of Industry Affairs.