News, nuggets and longreads 28 March 2020: Berlin, BrewDog, Brasserie de la Senne
Here's all the reading about beer and pubs that struck us as entertaining, interesting or important in the past week, from isolation to globetrotting.
Boulevard Brewing Co. offering 'beer to go' service
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Boulevard Brewing Co. is offering a "beer to go" service.
Liquor stores, considered an essential business, remain steady as people stay at home
While many businesses are closed, liquor stores are considered essential and can remain open during the metro’s stay at home order. Customers are taking advantage.
COVID-19: Cases rise as Kansas City counties continue 'stay-at-home' orders
Many areas are under ‘stay-at-home’ orders through end of April.
KC Hospitality Support Initiative from local chef is raising big bucks
KC Hospitality Support Initiative says fuck COVID-19 for a good cause
Two Kansas City hotels lay off nearly 300 workers after closing because of pandemic
100 Best Movies on Netflix
Some of the most attention-grabbing entertainment news of the week (even though it perhaps wasn’t all that surprising) was the temporary outages Netflix subscribers experienced in the U.S. and Europe…
With Sanitizer In Short Supply, Alcohol Producers Pivot To Battle Coronavirus Pandemic
In an effort to meet increased demand for hand sanitizer, several beer and spirits makers have begun making much-needed disinfectant alcohol instead of quaffable adult beverages. Some of the notable…
Breweries Diversify Through Distilleries
With an unprecedented level of competition in craft beer, many traditionally beer-centric businesses are choosing to diversify their portfolios and provide a wider range of options by adding…
Beer Supply Could Dry Out As Pubs Shut And Panic Buying Takes Hold
Australian brewers are concerned if stricter lock down measures are enforced during the coronavirus pandemic, the country's beer supply could soon dry up.
Nielsen: Off-Premise Beer Sales Increase in All Segments As Consumers Stock Up Amid Coronavirus Concerns
As the coronavirus shut down on-premise channels in the U.S. and consumers began stocking up amid stay-at-home orders, sales increased for every beer category segment -- and many increased double…
Judging a good beer
Each year, a group of New Zealand’s top brewers and cider makers get together to judge the hundreds of beers entered in the New World Beer and...
99 Bottles Of Beer
Oops...Make that over 15 BILLION bottles of beer.National Ag Day's this coming Tuesday, & we're celebrating & saluting Montana Agriculture all this
The ups and downs of beer sales during the COVID-19 shutdown
Off-premises beer sales climb during COVID-19 woes, but what's that mean? How it impacts local breweries.
Mexico Halts Construction of Massive Constellation Brewery
The Mexican government has announced that it won’t allow Constellation Brands to proceed on building a massive, partly-built $1.5 billion brewery on the border town of Mexicali after residents reje…
What’s the best thing you can do after letting brewery staff go? Stay connected
With states shutting down restaurants and bars, many of you have just had to make a horrible decision –maybe one of the hardest decisions as a business owner.  You have had to furlough or lay off…
CAMRA cancels this year’s Great British Beer Festival
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has announced that it is cancelling this year's Great British Beer Festival, due to take place at Olympia in August.
Layoffs at Green Flash Brewing And Deschutes Brewery
Actually these brewery layoffs are happening more than is being reported…It’s not like some of t...
Boozy brands are using influencers to keep Gen Z customers
"Mass customization is absolutely where [marketing] is going," Influence Director of Ogilvy, Imogen Coles just recently informed the Drum The advertising and marketing field has actually com
Alcohol Delivery Spikes Amid Pandemic Lockdown
Last week Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a ‘shelter-in-place’ order for all of California. Under Ne...
5 Recipes for Repurposing Spent Grain
Spent grain is a brewing byproduct—grain that was used to make beer and is no longer needed after mashing or steeping.
Quarantined Beer Chugs group goes viral during Coronavirus lockdown
Header from QBC // Art from Anna Marie Church The news is bad, everyone’s anxious, and most people in the service sector are at least temporarily out of work. Kansas City could...
Amid shortage, St. Louis breweries, distilleries begin making hand sanitizer
Switchgrass Spirits and 4 Hands Brewing among the companies trying to keep critical businesses and government stocked with sanitizer.
Beer and spirit makers join global efforts to make sanitisers
Anheuser-Busch InBev , the world's biggest beer maker, and Diageo, the world's largest distiller, pledged on Monday to donate million litres of alcohol to make hand sanitisers and disinfectants to…
Ball Corporation says crowler shortage is real, but temporary
Ball Corporation, the sole manufacturer of crowler cans, just announced that its stock is depleted until next month.
Iowa Brewing Company to start beer delivery service
Iowa Brewing Company in Cedar Rapids is starting a home delivery service this week.
Missouri lawmakers request bars, restaurants be allowed to sell mixed drinks to-go
Two Missouri lawmakers have asked DPS to temporarily waive the restriction of businesses selling mixed drinks for off-premise consumption.
Kansas City Chiefs Players Past and Present Donate to Local Food Pantries in the Wake of COVID-19
Harvesters – The Community Food Network and Jewish Family Services will provide hundreds of thousands of meals throughout Kansas City.
Several Kansas City and Lawrence Restaurants Are Offering Free Sack Lunches to Support the Community
These businesses have decided to continue serving community members who were suddenly laid off, face pending bills and struggle to feed families.
25 feel-good movies you can watch right now
You've probably got your favorite comfort food movies queued up, but once you've burned through those, here are 25 films guaranteed to spread a smile across your face.
COVID-19 and craft beer: Normally only 12 states allow delivery of all alcohol. Why is that?
COVID-19 has exposed many holes in America’s state alcohol laws. Maryland just suspended its shortsighted craft beer carryout purchase limits because it only legally allowed one case per customer.…
COVID-19 and craft beer: Untappd created a central hub of breweries with contact-less delivery and pickup services
As the COVID-19 health crisis has caused many restaurants, pubs, and breweries to stop all on-premise service, many are now offering beers to-go, delivery, curbside pick-up, gift cards, and…
Nitro Cold Brew Coffee at Home: How to DIY Amazing Coffee
Cold Brew Coffee,.... with Nitro Anyone? I'm going to show you how you can make it, package it, and serve it so you can have it on hand at home all the time.   I'm Martin Keen and normally I'm…
Where, When, and How to Support Oklahoma’s Breweries During the Cornavirus Outbreak
If there ever were a time to drink Oklahoma beer, it’s now. Here's how to support Oklahoma craft beer during the coronavirus.
Boulevard Introduces Rye On Rye Maple
From Boulevard : Patience, great barrels and creative brewers – that’s what it takes to make a world-class, barrel-aged beer. We have all th...
Recipe Formulation For Brewery Made Hand Sanitizer – Via The World Health Organization
Members of our Discussion Board have been discussing methods for making hand sanitizer. Here’s one option, the World Health Organization published a guide to local production of hand sanitize…