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BeerBoard: Draft Sales Volume Declines -6.6%; Craft Beer Loses -1.6% Share of Tap Handles

BeerBoard: Draft Sales Volume Declines -6.6%; Craft Beer Loses -1.6% Share of Tap Handles

Draft beer sales volume declined -6.6% nationwide during the weekend of October 21-24, compared to the weekend of October 7-10, according to BeerBoard, which tracks draft sales at on-premise retailers across the country. Of the 10 key markets BeerBoard highlights in its reports, South Carolina (-11.1%) saw the steepest decline in volume, followed by Texas (-10.5%), Florida (-8.3%), Illinois (-7.7%), Minnesota (-7.3%), Nevada (-6.7%), and Georgia (-4.2%).

BA Legislative Update: SBA Expands COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program; Trade Org Lobbies for Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment

BA Legislative Update: SBA Expands COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program; Trade Org Lobbies for Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment

Updates to the EIDL program include an increase of the loan cap from $500,000 to $2 million, the addition of a two-year repayment deferral period, an expansion of eligible uses for funds, and the creation of a 30-day exclusivity window to approve and disburse loans smaller than $500,000 to focus on the smallest businesses, according to a Brewers Association (BA) blog post.

Los Angeles County to Require Proof of Vaccination for Indoor Breweries, Wineries, Bars, Clubs and Major Events

Los Angeles County to Require Proof of Vaccination for Indoor Breweries, Wineries, Bars, Clubs and Major Events

Los Angeles County will require proof of vaccination to be shown before patrons can enter breweries, wineries, indoor bars, nightclubs and lounges, according to FOX11. LA County public health director Dr. Barbara Ferrer told the LA County Board of Supervisors Wednesday that the order will require patrons to have at least one dose of a vaccine for COVID-19 by October 7. Both doses will be required by November 4.

President Biden: Vaccines or Weekly Testing for Companies of More than 100 Employees to be Required Under New Rule

President Biden: Vaccines or Weekly Testing for Companies of More than 100 Employees to be Required Under New Rule

As part of President Joe Biden’s “COVID-19 action plan” announced last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing an “Emergency Temporary Standard” that will require employers of 100 or more employees to be fully vaccinated or require unvaccinated workers to undergo weekly testing before going to work.

CGA: On-Premise Visitations Continue to Grow

CGA: On-Premise Visitations Continue to Grow

Consumers are visiting on-premise establishments more often, with three-quarters of respondents visiting three or more times over the past three months, according to a July 29-August 2 survey by the market research firm CGA.