Source: Associated Press
When one door shuts, another door may open, and quite a few breweries are finding that’s a car door, reports news outlet, Associated Press.
In North Carolina, an executive order from Governor Roy Cooper asked for all restaurants and bars to be closed except for takeout service, but some breweries in Wake Forest have found an innovative way to keep their customers satiated during what could be a long stretch of social isolation.
White Street Brewery, located in the downtown area of this city is offering curbside service for people who bring in growler bottles to be filled with their signature tap beers, the A.P. reports.
They also offer two-pint cans called “crowlers.”
Tap room manager Rene Betancourt told the media outlet that offering to serve their customers curb-side is a way for them to show appreciation for customers while helping to stem the spread of COVID-19.
“Beer isn’t a necessity,” Betancourt said. “But … beer is a social thing. So, the fact that we’re having to distance ourselves from each other, and those opportunities are being taken away, I think that is affecting a lot of people.”
“Beer is up there with whiskey — which I can’t get here,” Wake Forest, podiatrist Jim Judge, said when asked where beer ranked on his list of necessities. “Absolutely above toilet paper right now. Without a doubt.”
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