Today’s Maine Sunday Telegram includes articles on the stickiness of new curbside beer pick-up and beer delivery services post-pandemic,
Though curbside pick-up and delivery were forced upon brewers by the pandemic, many have discovered how much customers like these services and may keep the systems in place for the foreseeable future. Sullivan surveyed more than 70 breweries about these services and found that 35 percent were interested in keeping some sort of curbside pickup available even after their tasting rooms re-open, while more than 21 percent said they’d be interested in continuing delivery.
and a look at the impact of being a Beard Award nominee during the pandemic.
Desjarlais knows this better than most. Between The Purple House and her much-missed Portland restaurant, Bresca, she has made the semifinal round seven times and the finals twice.
“Every time, it’s great for you personally,” she said. “And it also great for your staff and team, because obviously they’re doing a great job, but it gives them a kick in the pants because the nomination brings a new burst of business and things get can get really busy. But now there’s no chance for that.”
One comment on “Beer and Beards”
It’s been great to see all the new to-go beer options. Hopefully they help our local breweries survive and thrive.
Jeff Jackson and I built an iPhone app called Hop Hound to help keep up with the pickup and delivery beer options from breweries around Portland.
It’s free, so try it out and let us know what you think!