UPDATE AS OF: February 9, 2022
Due to the plummeting COVID-19 cases around the Commonwealth over the past two weeks, lower hospitalization rates in Beverly and mask/vaccine requirements being removed in our region, we have decided to no longer require proof of vaccine for any and all guests. Our staff will remain masked for the next couple of weeks. Our heartfelt thanks go out to our customers who willingly adapted with us over the past few weeks. You are a dedicated and kind bunch and we could not do this without you.
For those guests that still do not feel comfortable drinking beers inside, please keep in mind that we have plenty of beer options to-go and also, when the weather is nice we will open up The Deck for you to enjoy your beer outside. Thank you, as always, for your support.
ORIGINAL POST: December, 26, 2021
As you have seen, COVID cases are rising again in New England and we’ve been fortunate that our staff has remained healthy. It’s in that spirit that, starting Thursday, December 30 we will be requiring proof of vaccination for all guests (age 5+) who choose to stay in the taproom. This decision was not made lightly, however we believe it is in the best interest of our team and all of the people who visit the taproom.
Below is a short FAQ to provide you with more information on what this all means. We hope that you’ll continue to feel comfortable joining us in the taproom knowing we have the health and safety of all of our guests in mind.
What counts as vaccinated?
Any person who has completed one shot of the J&J, Moderna, or Pfizer vaccine.
What is proof of vaccination?
Guests may provide their actual vaccination card or copy/photo of that card. We really hope the state can implement a digital system.
Will the Gentile Brewing staff check your vaccine card every time you come into the brewery?
We recommend bringing proof of your vaccination anytime you visit the taproom, as the team members working vary by shift and although you may have shown one person, another may be working and will also need to verify your vaccine status.
What if I’m not vaccinated or don’t want to show proof of vaccination?
We recognize every individual’s right to personal privacy, but the health and wellbeing of our team and taproom guests is paramount. You may purchase beer to go but cannot stay and drink in the taproom. If you are not vaccinated or not willing to show proof of vaccination status, you must be masked while inside the taproom.
Do I also need to wear a mask?
Mask wearing for vaccinated guests is not required but recommended while moving about the taproom or interacting with people outside their immediate party. Unvaccinated guests should be wearing masks at all times. Gentile taproom staff will continue wearing masks for service.
What about kids?
Any child eligible (age 5+) for a vaccine will need to have started their vaccine process, and parents will need to supply proof, the same as they would for themselves. Kids under 5 cannot be vaccinated yet and are welcome in the taproom with their party.
How long will this last?
Honestly, we don’t know. As with this entire pandemic, we are taking things week by week, and sometimes day by day. Our website will always have our most recent updates.
Navigating this pandemic has not been easy on small businesses and we will continue to do what we think is best for our guests and team. We thank you, in advance, for compliance with this new policy and we look forward to the days when all of this is behind us.
Paul & Christen Gentile