Beer Delivery & Curbside Pickup – How Craft Breweries are Overcoming COVID-19
Due to COVID-19, breweries across Canada have closed their taprooms to the public. However, many of these breweries are offering home beer delivery and pick up alternatives. Check out this article to find a brewery near me offering beer delivery.
By Clara Jaide on Apr. 02, 2020
Physical distancing (formerly known as social distancing) measures have been in full force in countries around the world in efforts to prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19. During this time, it has been recommended by government and health officials that non-essential travel and gatherings of 10 or more should be avoided. Essential travel includes grocery shopping, health appointments and travel to and from work. However, many are asking where alcohol falls in this.
How Breweries are Responding to COVID-19
The majority of breweries across Canada and the United States have closed their doors to the public in efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and adhere to physical distancing recommendations. However, breweries and liquor stores are still allowed to make sales and fall under the “essential services” much like grocery stores.
While its recommended to obtain groceries and food through delivery or curbside pickup to limit contact with others– it is encouraged that alcohol and liquor are obtained the same way. In support of this, craft breweries have begun to offer contactless delivery and/or curbside pick up services to ensure that beer lovers are able to still enjoy a good brew during self-isolation and physical distancing.
What you need to know about the COVID-19 Delivery Driver Strike
Many delivery services have been experiencing longer than normal delivery times due to the high volume of orders and the potential delivery driver strike. Delivery services such as Amazon and Instacart delivery drivers will be going on strike due to a lack of proper protective equipment during deliveries, according to CTV News. Other delivery services are expected to follow suit, so ordering directly from your retailer, or brewery, might be your best bet.
Which breweries are offering delivery services?
Breweries offering delivery services vary by city, however, many liquor stores and craft breweries are offering delivery across Canada and the United States via delivery apps such as Drizly, SkiptheDishes, Foodora, and DoorDash.
List of Craft Breweries Offering Delivery Services
Canadian Breweries Offering Delivery and Curbside Pickup
Craft Breweries Delivering Beer in Alberta
Toronto (GTA), Ottawa and Ontario-Wide Beer Delivery
Looking for craft breweries delivering beer in the US and Canada?
Check out the International Beer Guide for a list of breweries in your city and their contact information.
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