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Bars could serve outdoors in bill clearing N.C. Senate panel

May. 26, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina bars — their doors still shuttered by executive order — could serve patrons outdoors during the pandemic in legislation that cleared a Senate committee on Tuesday. One approved measure attempts to increase the customer base for restaurants and breweries...

Famed Three Floyds brewpub to remain closed indefinitely

May. 20, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the founder of one of the most iconic — and crowded — brewpubs in the Midwest to close indefinitely. Nick Floyd said that despite the fact that Indiana is allowing businesses to reopen, he believes reopening Three Floyds Brewing's pub...

In this photo taken Thursday, May 7, 2020 brewery daughter Iris Detter pours a beer outside her 120 year old family brewery and traditional Bavarian restaurant in Altoetting, Germany. The 'Graminger Weissbraeu' brewery, which has been in the same family for a century, is preparing to welcome guests back to its restaurant for the first time in two months — with new rules and fears for the future. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Relief and worry as Bavarian brewery reopens to guests

May. 17, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

ALTOETTING, Germany (AP) — The Graminger Weissbraeu brewery, which has been in the same family for a century, is preparing to welcome guests back to its restaurant for the first time in two months — with new rules and fears for the future. Bavaria, one of the last German states to start reopening...

White Squirrel Brewery closes, citing COVID-19 restrictions

May. 16, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Mandy White already misses the jalapeño kolsch beer and hot jam burgers. Andee Rudloff knows she will miss her favorite spot to hang out with her niece and enjoy the artist-friendly ambiance. White Squirrel Brewery and Restaurant, a local watering hole and eatery on Broadway...

In this Friday, May 8, 2020, photo, Jack's Abby craft brewery employee Andrew Kelley carries an order to a customer in a line of cars waiting curbside in Framingham, Mass. Sales of wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages have risen during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Craft brewers upended by COVID-19 closure of tap rooms, bars

May. 14, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Sales of wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages have risen during the coronavirus pandemic like foam in a freshly poured glass of beer. Just not for some craft brewers. Craft beer, particularly brews made by small, artisan producers, is often consumed in bars, restaurants, tap...

Leslie Musumecci checks a text while Emily Summerville rinses her hair Monday, May 11, 2020 at The Nook on 7th Street in Tuscaloosa, Ala. the first time since mid-March when personal contact businesses were shut down due to COVID-19 restrictions. Summerville owns The Nook with her husband. She said they had fielded many calls for appointments and were doing their best to accommodate those who had waited the longest to get them in first.  (Gary Cosby Jr./Tuscaloosa News via AP)

Alabama restaurants, bars, salons reopen with precautions

May. 11, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The sign at Chappy’s Deli proclaimed “DINING ROOM NOW OPEN.” But the scene was hardly normal as Alabama's economy took another step toward reopening Monday despite an increasing number of coronavirus cases. Mask-wearing servers took orders and waited on...

Alabama reopening met with mix of relief, concern

May. 10, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

Alabama’s dine-in restaurants, bars, salons and gyms prepped to reopen Monday as the state eases restrictions during the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The state is lifting restrictions on nonwork gatherings of 10 or more people beginning Monday. Businesses including restaurants, hair salons, bars,...

Server Jane Goodridge fills a coffee for a customer at the McCormick Cafe on Monday May 4, 2020 in Billings, Mont. Restaurants, bars, brewpubs and casinos were able to reopen Monday with restrictions as the state lifted closure orders imposed over the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Restaurants, bars open as Montana lifts more virus closures

May. 4, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Restaurants, bars, brewpubs and casinos began reopening in Montana on Monday with limits on crowds and servers donning masks and gloves, as the state lifts more closures imposed to fight the coronavirus. Not all establishments reopened immediately, and some industry workers expressed...

In this photo taken Tuesday, April 14, 2020, the patio at Coria Estates, a winery on the outskirts of Salem, Ore,, is devoid of customers because of the governor's stay-at-home order. Oregon is in its fourth week of lockdown. Oregonians can't enter state parks in mountains and in valleys now blooming with springtime flowers, or go to the state's trademark wineries and microbreweries. But Oregon appears to be an outlier as coronavirus cases start to peak in each state. Of all the states in America, Oregon should have the fewest COVID-19 deaths per capita when the peak comes here, according to researchers at the University of Washington who developed a closely watched model. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

Oregon aims to include brewpubs, wineries in reopening

Apr. 30, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is planning to allow its famed microbreweries and wine tasting rooms to reopen when it starts loosening stay-home orders, rejecting a federal recommendation that bars remain closed. Oregonians will be able to hoist a glass at their neighborhood watering holes under Gov. Kate...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 24, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Re-energize to fight for planet Earth New Haven Register April 22 The coronavirus pandemic underscores how utterly interconnected we are on this planet. Manmade borders, political beliefs, religion, gender, age, profession — none holds sway over an...