taprooms

Philadelphia-Based Dock Street Brewing Changes Front-of-House Service Model

Philadelphia-Based Dock Street Brewing Changes Front-of-House Service Model

After some tense weeks of picketing and negotiating, Philadelphia-based Dock Street Brewing announced it would change its service model so that front-of-house employees at its West Philadelphia location would be paid regular hourly wages, rather than relying on tips.

Texas No Longer Includes To-Go and Distributed Alcoholic Beverage Sales in On-Site Consumption Closure Calculation

Texas No Longer Includes To-Go and Distributed Alcoholic Beverage Sales in On-Site Consumption Closure Calculation

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) ruled on Friday that the 51% calculation of gross receipts should only include the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premise consumption. As such, to-go sales of alcoholic beverages, as well as distributed volume to retailers and wholesalers should not be included in the calculation of gross receipts to determine which establishments should shutter for on-site consumption.

Artisanal Brewing Ventures Installs Air Purification System at Taprooms; Consumers Continuing to Return Cautiously to On-Premise Establishments

Artisanal Brewing Ventures Installs Air Purification System at Taprooms; Consumers Continuing to Return Cautiously to On-Premise Establishments

As it planned for eventual reopenings of its 11 own-premise locations, craft beverage rollup Artisanal Brewing Ventures surveyed consumers in April and found they wanted more than just the basics to combat the spread of COVID-19 inside taprooms. So, ABV is going a step farther and adding needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI) technology to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems at its nine indoor locations by the end of June.

Flying Dog to Keep Brewery Tasting Room Closed For at Least a Year

Flying Dog to Keep Brewery Tasting Room Closed For at Least a Year

Flying Dog Brewery will keep its brewery taproom shuttered until at least June 2021, when the company will “evaluate the possibility of reopening,” the company announced in a press release. The company cited a need to focus on producing its core offerings, as well as support for its retail accounts.

Coronavirus Impact on Beer Industry: Taproom Closures, Event Cancellations

Coronavirus Impact on Beer Industry: Taproom Closures, Event Cancellations

As the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 spreads across the U.S., beer companies are adjusting their businesses for a reality in which being social is discouraged. Many companies are bracing for a downturn in on-premise business, including brewery taprooms.

Roc Brewing Expands Operations, Adds Restaurant Partner F.L.X. Hospitality

One of Rochester’s original breweries, Roc Brewing Co. LLC., is expanding its footprint and welcoming the addition of a restaurant partner, F.L.X. Wienery of Dundee, NY, in spring of this year. Roc Brewing Co. currently brews craft beer in-house behind a tasting room which serves pints, flights, and light food made to order. 

Great Lakes Brewing Co. Brewpub Reopens with Refreshed Look, Menus

Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC) announces the reopening of their historic brewpub after two weeks of extensive renovations. Established in 1988, GLBC’s brewpub has long been the place where friends meet to enjoy award-winning lagers and ales and fresh local food in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood.

Last Call: Molson Coors Sued Over Vizzy Seltzer Name; Coronavirus Affects Beer Sales and Production in China

Last Call: Molson Coors Sued Over Vizzy Seltzer Name; Coronavirus Affects Beer Sales and Production in China

The parent company of Brizzy Seltzer Cocktails has filed a lawsuit against Molson Coors Beverage Company in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, alleging that the second largest U.S. beer manufacturer’s Vizzy Hard Seltzer name “is nearly identical to Brizzy in sight, sound and appearance” and infringes upon its trademark.

Jim Koch on Finally Opening a Samuel Adams Taproom in Downtown Boston

Jim Koch on Finally Opening a Samuel Adams Taproom in Downtown Boston

The 14,000 sq. ft. Samuel Adams Taproom has been a couple of years in the offing, located about 20 yards from the statue of the beer brand’s namesake, a Founding Father and revolutionary. Historic ground, indeed, but also a bit of a cursed location for previous tenants.

Pabst Launches Craft Beer Brand, Captain Pabst, with Flagship IPA

Pabst Launches Craft Beer Brand, Captain Pabst, with Flagship IPA

Pabst Brewing Company is launching a line of craft beers, as the craft segment has matured and sales of craft offerings have slowed to low single-digit growth. The Los Angeles-headquartered maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon announced today the launch of Captain Pabst, a standalone craft beer brand outside of the PBR family, and the launch of its flagship offering, Seabird IPA, in Wisconsin and Illinois.