“That’s one thing about working with other small businesses. We all work together to try to survive,” Bisek said. With the help of other local businesses, they were all in it together. The whole supply chain was affected.
It was similar with Trout City Brewing in Preston. It stayed open with to-go growlers and food. “That’s what helped us keep our doors open, kept the beer flowing,” Kenison said.
“The city of Preston is a wonderful, supportive avenue for us,” Andy Bisek, co-owner of Trout City Brewing, said. He adapted by doing to-go orders with his beer.
“If they’re having an issue and people aren’t coming through the door, we can’t just expect them to keep buying hops if they can’t put it in their kettles,” Jake Sass, co-owner of Civil Sass Hops, said. Jake and Abbey Sass say if a brewery is doing well, Civil Sass will ultimately do well. Civil Sass found a way to be flexible with its brewers.
“We are a supporting industry. How much beer that our local breweries are brewing directly impacts how much product we are providing to our brewers,” Abbey Sass, co-owner of Civil Sass Hops, said. Civil Sass Hops in Chatfield provides hops to local breweries, including PawPrint Brewery and Trout City Brewing.
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