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COVID-19 Updates: Retail Locations & Brewery


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RETAIL LOCATIONS

 

We’re still here for you! Drake’s Barrel House, Dealership, and BARN are currently open with limited hours to provide beer and food to-go for pick up, and delivery via third party services (BARN coming soon). Please refer to the individual webpages for specific information about hours, available beer, food, and more, since details vary. Beer can also be pre-purchased on our website for easy pick up at all our locations. 

These service modifications will stay in place for the foreseeable future, but may be changed or extended if new guidelines are communicated by state and local officials. We will continue to monitor the situation very closely and will publish updates on social media, our website, and via email whenever possible. 


 

BREWERY

 

Drake's 60 barrel brewhouse

The brewing team is still working hard with a limited number of staff. They’re processing beer in the cellar and packaging it for distribution. Our distributor partners are still delivering to grocery stores and small independent markets that can stay open during the shelter in place period. Denogginizer, Best Coast IPA, 1500 Pale Ale, and Flyway Pilsner are your best bets at those locations, but of course aren’t guaranteed. You can also find Hopocalypse Hazy Double IPA in cans. It’s now available year-round thanks to our brewing and packaging teams.  Lastly, don’t forget to use the beer finder on our website.


 

STAFF

 

Drake's ownership surrounded by staff behind the Barrel House Bar

During this trying time, the most difficult and painful issue is matching our staffing needs to operations, and the resulting business we can generate under current conditions. Our team members are essential. They’re friends, family, and wonderful colleagues. Not having everyone by our side to make beer and serve you is incredibly disappointing.   

Our team is intact, but many have been furloughed during the shelter in place period. We are sharing the groceries from our kitchen with staff and their families and affected employees have been offered guidance on how to apply for unemployment insurance benefits to help get them through this. We are hopeful that federal relief programs may become available in the coming weeks and that the day we can welcome them back to work comes soon. 


Note: This blog post was last updated on April 29, 2020, to reflect the fast moving changes that are being made in response to COVID-19 pandemic.