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Revolution and Trillium Shutter Taprooms for On-Site Service Until Spring 2021

Revolution and Trillium Shutter Taprooms for On-Site Service Until Spring 2021

Two more popular craft breweries have announced that their taprooms will be hibernating this winter as colder weather makes outdoor service infeasible, and COVID-19 cases continue to rise nationwide. Chicago-headquartered Revolution Brewing and Canton, Massachusetts-based Trillium Brewing both said this week that they will be temporarily shuttering their locations for on-premise service through the winter.

Brewery Openings: Jolly Pumpkin Opens Ninth Location; Uinta Airport Pub Debuts; Other Half Expands to Washington, D.C.

Brewery Openings: Jolly Pumpkin Opens Ninth Location; Uinta Airport Pub Debuts; Other Half Expands to Washington, D.C.

Dexter, Michigan-based Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales has opened a new cafe and brewery in East Lansing, Michigan, the company’s ninth location. Uinta Brewing’s new pub at Salt Lake City International Airport marks its first offsite expansion since opening in 1993. Brooklyn, New York-headquartered Other Half Brewing opened its third brewery and taproom in Washington, D.C., last week.

Brewers Association Survey: Beer-to-Go Buoyed Craft Brewers in Q3, But Recovery Still Distant

Brewers Association Survey: Beer-to-Go Buoyed Craft Brewers in Q3, But Recovery Still Distant

Craft brewers’ sales improved during the third quarter of 2020, but are still far off from where they were in 2019, according to a new analysis by Brewers Association (BA) chief economist Bart Watson. Combining several datasets tracking on-premise sales, Watson found that Q3 sales fell 22% below baseline, a marked improvement over Q2’s 45% below baseline.

Surly Management, Workers Agree to Union Election

Surly Management, Workers Agree to Union Election

Surly Brewing management and workers attempting to organize a union at the Minneapolis-based craft brewery have reached an agreement on a union election after several weeks of negotiations, Unite Here Local 17 announced Thursday.

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.