Your favorite taprooms may be closed at this time, but many are coming up with creative and efficient ways to make sure that you are still able to enjoy their beers and ciders from the comfort of your living room. Many are even available for purchase and shipping online! Here’s what some of this year’s WGBH Craft Beer and Cider Festivalvendors are doing to hook you up — safely — while you keep your social distance:
Beer, growlers, and kegs are available at 603 Brewery, along with a limited food menu and curbside pick-up for both. Industry friends will receive a 20% discount on all orders, and a portion of the food takeout sales will go toward providing meals to their staff.
Aeronaut Brewing Co.
Aeronaut’s cans and vintage bottles are available online and for pre-order, respectively. Both can be picked up at the door, and gift certificates are available anytime on their website.
Artifact has added special pricing to orders of four-packs and cases online. Pick-ups are to be scheduled in advance and at their cidery.
Bantam’s core beers are still available year-round for purchase online and will be shipped directly to you.
Cambridge Brewing Company
Cambridge Brewing Company is closed at this time, but you can purchase six-packs of their beers at several stores in Massachusetts.
Castle Island Brewing Company
Castle Island’s beers are still available at stores all around Massachusetts. Check out their interactive map to find a location near you. You can also purchase gift certificates on their website. Castle Island has also partnered with Strange Planet Printing on a special edition tote bag, with a percentage of all sales going to the Global Coronavirus Relief Fund.
Apples, donuts, cider, and of course, Champlain Orchards' hard cider four-packs are still available for purchase online, and also available for in-store pick-up within limited hours.
Lord Hobo Brewing Co.
Many local stores are already carrying cans of your favorite Lord Hobo beers, and taproom beer pick-up is available daily from noon to 6pm. Gift cards are also available online.
Notch is taking orders online for four-packs and quart cans, and curbside pick-up is available from Wednesday through Sunday with limited hours.
Pony Shack Cider
Pony Shack has four-packs available in some local stores, and will deliver their ciders directly to you for free until 10pm each day. Call or text 978-393-1653 for details.
Shakesbeer is still available at several stores in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Check out their interactive map to find a location near you.
Small Change Brewing Company
Small Change beers are available at several stores throughout New England. Check out their interactive map to find a location near you.
Springdale Beer Co.
Select cans and bottles of Springdale are available to-go at the Jack’s Abby beer hall in Framingham, Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 8pm. Call ahead for a list of stocked selections.
Stoneface Brewing Co.
Beer and food orders are available online and for curbside pick-up. Stoneface is also available at several stores. Check out their interactive map to find a location near you.