Here’s how local breweries are responding to COVID-19

Place to-go orders for both food and brews, or get four packs delivered right to your doorstep, with help from these NoVA breweries.

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As residents of the DMV adjust to at-home workstations and school closures amid the spreading coronavirus, local restaurants, bars and nightclubs are altering their day-to-day operations as well. 

In Washington, DC, nightclubs are closed until further notice, and Mayor Muriel E. Bowser placed new restrictions over the weekend on bars and restaurants, banning bar seating and service to standing patrons. In neighboring Maryland, restaurants and bars (as well as movie theaters and gyms), officially closed their doors on March 16, **whereas the only regulation put in place in Virginia is a ban on gatherings of more than 100 people.

While all NoVA-based breweries have accommodated to the change in capacity and increased sanitary measures during this volatile time, some are improvising by implementing to-go and delivery options for stuck-at-home residents. Beer lovers, find detailed information about a few now-available offerings below from local breweries. 

 

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DELIVERY AND PICK UP OPTIONS NOW AVAILABLE!!! . DELIVERY . A minimum for a delivery order will be $75 with a $10 delivery fee. . Delivery area: Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties . Order Times/Deliveries: All orders placed before Midnight EST will be delivered the next day. Deliveries will start at Noon and go until 7pm. Orders placed after Midnight will be delivered the following day with some possible exceptions if time allows. Like everyone, we’re just trying to figure all this out so your patience and understanding is really appreciated. We will do our best to get these out as quickly as possible. . Confirmation: a phone call will be made once your order is out for delivery. . Must be present for delivery with valid State/Gov. photo ID. . PICK UP . CLICK the link in our bio to visit our delivery and pick up options. If ordering pick up, be sure to double check you selected the correct pick up location. . Pick up is available at BOTH locations from 11-8. You can preorder online or just drop by either location. CURBSIDE pick up is available at our Alexandria location. Just call us (571-431-7603) when you arrive and we’ll bring it to you. . FOOD Our food menu is available for PICK UP from our Alexandra location, phone in or order online. . Thanks so much in advance for your continued support. I’m pretty sure beer is gonna help us get through this. Stay safe.

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Aslin Beer Co. is offering both pickup and delivery via its website, giving you the choice of 17 different sips (in both four-packs and single-can options) from the Alexandria-based brewery.  

From its two locations in Fairfax and Vienna, Caboose Brewing Company is offering take-home options for those willing to make the drive, including cans, growlers, kegs and food (think mac and cheese) for purchase. In addition, Caboose is keeping its spaces open, enacting a 50-person limit at both locations, decreasing menu options and taking only credit cards as payment.

In Ashburn, find curbside pickup from Old Ox Brewery, which will be selling only package sales until further notice. All you have to do is place an order online, choosing from a variety of can options, like the six-pack of Alpha Ox Hoppy Pale Ale or four-pack of Hop Camo Hazy IPA, then show your ID to an employee and drive away with the sips.

Fauquier County’s Old Bust Head Brewing Company has limited the number of guests in its taproom and overhang area to 50 and 36, respectively. Plus, while the brewery’s team is “exploring the possibility of delivery and online ordering,” curbside purchase of to-go, packaged beer is available starting today, Tuesday, March 17.

 

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OUR KITCHENS ARE OPEN! 2 Silos Brewing Company and the Farm Brew LIVE campus will temporarily close for dine-in guests, effective immediately, until further notice. In an effort to continue serving our community, we will begin providing delivery and curbside pickup options starting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17th, 2020. Guests may enjoy food, wine, and beer from 2 Silos Brewing Company in the comfort of their home with curbside pickup and delivery available Tuesday through Sunday from 12pm to 9pm. Orders can be placed by calling 703-420-2264. Delivery within a 7-mile radius will be available at no additional cost. If you prefer to pick up at the restaurant, our management team will personally deliver food to your car. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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You can get housemade smoked soft tacos, a Bavarian pretzel, wine and beer from 2 Silos Brewing Company delivered right to your door (or your car door, if you’d rather) starting today, Tuesday, March 17. While the Manassas-based brewery has closed its dine-in services, it is keeping its kitchen open, delivering all menu options within a 7-mile radius, and also offering curbside pickup options for the community.

Vanish Farmwoods Brewery is keeping its to-go services open in Leesburg, offering three-pack growlers and four-packs of Ghost Fleet, Far Far Away and Very Berry Smoothie to all customers near and far.

**Editor’s note: Since publishing, Virginia regulations have changed to limit capacity levels at breweries to a maximum of 10 people. 

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