COVID-19 Update: Bale Breaker Brewing Company’s taproom is temporarily closed to the public, but we are running weekly 12-5pm Saturday Drive-Thrus. Visit our blog for this week’s menu.
By Owner & Co-Founder Meghann Quinn
I was asked to write a guest blog post to publish today, April 13th, the 7th anniversary of opening Bale Breaker Brewing Company, and it was very hard to think of what to say. Birthdays are a time of celebration, of reflection, and of looking ahead, but how could I do that given the global pandemic that essentially upended our sense of ’normal’ overnight?
I could sit here and say how unfair this all is. How much I had looked forward to celebrating our birthday and the growth we’ve experienced since 2013 with friends, family, and the community that got us here. We started the brewery with just four of us, a smaller production facility and taproom, and only two beers to offer our customers. I would have never guessed, in a million years, that this is what April 13, 2020 would look like – not only because of COVID-19 but also the changes within our company in just 7 years. It reminds me of the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation quote: “If I woke up tomorrow morning with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn’t be more surprised than I am now."
But then yesterday, I came across this quote: “It’s okay if today looks different than what you had planned,” by Dhiman Saha. And all of a sudden, I realized that, yes, this is okay. Even though today looks very different than what I had planned, I have so much to be thankful for, so in honor of our 7th birthday, here are 7 of those things:
Hang in there, stay safe, stay healthy, and I can’t wait to see many of your faces in the taproom (hopefully) soon.
Posted April 13, 2020