Covid-19 And Our Taproom
A note from Megs, Quinn, & Smitty:
Our hearts go out to everyone currently affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus). We’re continuing to keep a close eye on the situation and will keep you updated if there are any changes to taproom hours.
Our number one priority at Bale Breaker is to keep our customers, staff, and taproom visitors safe and healthy, with a beer in hand. We’re taking the coronavirus threat seriously and are taking extra steps to keep our taproom a healthy place to gather. As of now, we’re continuing to operate with business as usual, but wanted to give an update on some changes we’re making to keep our taproom clean:
- Cleanliness: We’ve prioritized our taproom cleanliness since opening in 2013, but we’re stepping it up even more, following guidelines from the CDC and local health officials. Our taproom is professionally cleaned every night, but we’re now taking additional steps to keep it squeaky clean all day. You may notice our bartenders spending a little more time wiping down tables with antibiotic spray, and we’ve set up additional sanitization spots for you to use if you’d like an even more thorough wipe-down.
- Menus/Coasters: To mitigate sharing germs, we’re removing our hand-held menus and coasters from the taproom. You can always view the menu above the bar, and see it up close on our website at balebreaker.com/visit.
- Food: For the time being, food trucks will continue as usual (check out the schedule here). We are no longer offering free pretzels in the taproom, but feel free to bring in your own snacks!
We’re asking for a few things from our patrons and staff alike to keep us all healthy:
- If you’re feeling even a little bit sick, please stay home! Symptoms of coronavirus include fever, a dry cough, and difficulty breathing. The doctor is prescribing a 6-pack at home if you’ve got a cough, not a pint at the taproom! If you’re around someone who is showing these symptoms, please also refrain from coming in.
- YOUR. HANDS. We’ve hung some silly signs in our taproom to remind you of how long you should be washing your hands for – just sing “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child, and you’ll be good to go! We’ve also supplied bleach wipes and hand sanitizer throughout the taproom for you to use as you please.
- Avoid touching your face and mouth – trust us, we know how hard this is, but it’s for the greater good.
- Stock up on beer to go! We don’t know for sure how this may play out, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. When you’re loading up on TP, Ramen, and Purell, grab a few 6-packs to keep stocked in your fridge – the only thing worse than social-distancing is beer-distancing!
We’ll get through this together – we’re going to do our best to keep our doors open to allow us to safely gather as a community. In times like these, it’s more important than ever to continue supporting independent local businesses. If you’re healthy, please consider coming in to grab a pint. Thanks for your continued patronage!
Below, take a look at some additional resources on how to keep yourself and your family safe:
World Health Organization
Washington State Department of Health
Info from Gov. Jay Inslee
Quick fact sheet
Posted March 12, 2020