Chicago craft breweries scramble amid coronavirus downturn

Chicago craft breweries scramble amid coronavirus downturn, trying to react to a crisis they don't quite understand

By Joel Noel | Chicago Tribune | March 27, 2020
 

In a city where every bar and restaurant is closed — and so is Dovetail’s taproom — the kegs were useless. Dovetail hopes instead to sell the beer in 4-packs directly to socially-distancing customers at its makeshift, walk-up sales kiosk at the brewery’s front door, where a bottle of hand sanitizer sits beside each day’s beer offerings.

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s when things suddenly change you have to suddenly change with them to survive,” Dovetail co-founder Hagen Dost said. “Turning all of our keg beer into can beer? We did not expect that.” READ MORE