Thursday, May 14, 2020

Time for a Beer Run? Ohio Brew Haul Starts May 14


New statewide initiative promotes carry out and delivery from Ohio breweries.




COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Craft Brewers Association is organizing the Ohio Brew Haul, a campaign to encourage craft beer drinkers to buy beer to-go from their local breweries from May 14-17 in conjunction with American Craft Beer Week. Ohio breweries have kept their businesses afloat during the state-ordered closure of bars and restaurants by selling beer for carry out, curbside pickup, home delivery and direct shipping.


While Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced last week that breweries, restaurants and bars can re-open outdoor seating starting May 15 and indoor seating starting May 21, many breweries will still offer their carry out, delivery and shipping options for customers who wish to continue to enjoy their craft beer at home.

From May 14-17, participants are encouraged to post photos of their Ohio beer purchases to Instagram with the hashtag #OhioBrewHaul. 10 posters will be chosen throughout the four-day period and will receive prizes provided by the OCBA. Those who purchase Ohio Brew Haul merchandise will be eligible to earn five bonus passport stamps on the Ohio On Tap app.

The campaign is a fundraiser both for the non-profit Ohio Craft Brewers Association (OCBA) and for its member breweries. Orders for limited edition Ohio Brew Haul merchandise will be taken from May 14 through May 31 at the OCBA online store (http://bit.ly/ocbastore) with net proceeds from each sale split between OCBA and an Ohio craft brewery chosen by the customer.


A map tool is available online at ohiobrewhaul.com to help craft beer drinkers identify which breweries near them are offering carry out, home delivery and direct shipping. The tool also provides info on other ways to support local breweries, identifying those that are offering food, selling gift cards or have an online merchandise store.

“Ohio’s craft breweries contribute a great deal of positive impact in their local communities,” said OCBA executive director Mary MacDonald. “We created this campaign to give people a fun way to support the breweries that make their neighborhoods, towns and cities such great places to live and work.”


 

Founded in 2007, the Ohio Craft Brewers Association is a nonprofit guild that exists to promote, preserve and unify Ohio’s craft brewing industry. We aspire to be recognized as the industry leader at both state and national levels for preserving the art of making high-quality, unique craft beer; to serve as the unified voice for craft brewers across the state; to advocate on behalf of the Ohio craft beer industry; to contribute to systemic, local community development by driving economic and job growth, while creating experiences that bring people together; and to serve as a beacon for local production and manufacturing through craft beer, resulting in diverse choices for consumers.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Combustion Brewery And Tap Room Opens To Go Service

COMBUSTION SHIFTS BUSINESS FROM TAPROOM TO ONLINE SALES AND DRIVE THRU PICKUP


Combustion Brewery & Taproom beer, cider, and merchandise available to customers through online ordering and drive thru pick up service.  Place your order through the Brewery website and reserve your pickup time.  Upon arrival guests stay in their vehicles and pull up to the loading dock to pick up their orders.

Online ordering available at combustionbrewing.com.

“We had to completely re-engineer how we do things and our strategy for how to get our beer and cider into our customers' hands. Our community is why we are still in business, the support has been overwhelming, and we will be forever grateful", said Keith Jackson, Owner & Brewmaster at Combustion.

RESPONSE TO GOVERNOR DEWINE ALLOWING PATIOS OPEN 5/15, DINE IN 5/21.


Throughout the pandemic and stay-at-home order we have kept the safety of our staff, the safety of our customers, and the health of our young business at the forefront of each of our decisions. With the recent announcement from Governor DeWine to open patio and then dine-in service, we have a lot of work to do to figure out how we can safely operate within the guidelines that have been set. As we work to establish a safe environment for our staff and customers, we will do so with the same principles as we have throughout this situation and on a timeline that works for us and our unique business and circumstances. Until then, we will continue with our current Online Ordering system with Drive Thru pickup. We thank all of our customers for their continuing support and will keep everyone updated via social media.

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