As we shift to address the new demands that COVID-19 has placed on our launch, we wanted to take a moment to convey our hopes that each and everyone out there is staying as safe and sane as can be under these tough times. While beer is our passion, the health of our fans and team members is our top priority and that will never change.
Over the past couple months, we have shifted our focus from tasting room design and renovation to ensuring that product packaging and distribution can be accomplished in a way that will not jeopardize the health and safety of our fans or our team. With new information becoming available seemingly overnight, we are dedicated to maintaining a fluid approach that will allow for change on the fly, should that be required.
Over the next month, we will implement all of the following measures for packaging beer for your consumption:
- Gloves and masks to be worn by our team at all times
- New Crowlers/Growlers will be properly rinsed, sanitized and purged prior to filling
- Faucets, filling hose, and any ancillary pieces of equipment that come into contact with the packaged beer will be properly sanitized prior to filling
- With all of the previously mentioned measures implement and verified, packages can then be filled in a sterile manner.
- Immediately after filling, packages will be sealed, rinsed, & labeled.
- Prior to delivery, all packages will be rinsed again with isopropyl alcohol or other, equally effective solution to ensure the safest product delivery possible.
Looking to the future and the anticipated opening of our tasting room, we foresee the need to provide an adapted environment that will welcome our guests. As social distancing restrictions ease, Five Suits Brewing will identify and implement all safety measures that will not only allow us to open for business, but most importantly, will ensure that our guests are provided with an atmosphere that they can enjoy in a safe and comfortable manner. We will not open until we feel confident that we can deliver on that promise.
Five Suits Brewing has been years in the making and we can confidently say that we went into our launch as prepared as we could have been for what was to come. While a worldwide pandemic was the furthest thing from our radar, we know we’re not alone. In the words of the great draft system king of San Diego, Michael Peacock, “We’re all in this thing together”. Community is built on support for our friends and neighbors and we have experienced nothing but that from all of you. Our passion, resolve, and dedication is stronger now than ever and we look forward to providing you with new and exciting beer to enjoy in this crazy new world.
Stay safe, stay local, stay strong.
Your Five Suits Brewing Team