As weeks of taproom closure turn into months, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you that have supported us these past four years. You helped us build a wonderful, supportive community at the taproom and it is that very community that is supporting us as the taproom is closed. I have joked that I did not include “global pandemic” in my business plan. Turns out, if you make beer that is thoughtful and straightforward, hire the nicest and friendliest people you can find (Emily et al) and are inclusive to all that walk on two legs (humans) or four (babies and dogs), you create a pandemic-proof customer base.
During the COVID-19 shutdown, we are currently operating a Beer Window at the brewery. If you have already bought beer from us in this manner, THANK YOU, you know the drill. If you have not, here is the deal.
Step 1: Go to our online store to buy beer (growlers & cans), merchandise and snacks.
Step 2: Online ordering processed by 7pm on Fridays will be available for pick-up on Friday. Any orders received after 3pm on Friday through 3pm Saturday will be available for pick-up on Saturday.
Step 3: Once your order has been fulfilled by our team in the taproom you’ll receive an email that you can pick-up your beer.
Step 4: Pick up your beer from Emily at the Beer Window on Fridays between 4-8pm or Saturday between12-4pm. Make sure to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Step 5: Enjoy your purchase in the comfort of your own home / yard in your stretchy pants and slippers.
Step 6: Repeat Step 1.
We have also started canning our year round beer. You can order Blonde, IPA, Porter and Stout in 16oz 4-packs while they are in stock. Also currently available in cans are two seasonals, the Farmhouse, and Bastion Brown, a coffee brown ale made with coffee from The Castle. Coming soon in cans, we’ll have our Kölsch and a new dry hopped pale ale, Chaos, brewed with the Chaos hop from Four Star Farms in Northfield, MA. Perfect for the chaos that is 2020. And soon after that, our American Table Beer, a sessionable dry hopped Belgian Ale with flavors of black tea and lemon. One of our favorite beers from last year.
Once we get through the shutdown portion of the pandemic and start to reopen businesses we will make a decision of when and how to reopen the taproom. We miss you all terribly and the return to normal, as far as we can tell, won’t be quite normal. But maybe we can all have a beer together sometime soon. That would be nice. Be well, be smart, stay safe.
Photo courtesy of Anne Kathryn Photos, Front Porch Project