New Hampshire breweries seek to adapt amid sudden financial impact of COVID-19
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Under the state’s mandated lockdown to prevent spread of COVID-19, New Hampshire’s beer industry has seen steep financial declines like many other sectors, and hopes for relief when some places reopen for outdoor dining May 18.
Most of the state’s breweries are small operations, “taproom focused destination businesses,” and not knowing when they can fully reopen is a key concern, CJ Haines, Executive Director of the NH Brewers Association, said in an email response to The Center Square.
“While eagerly awaiting next week’s phased reopenings, the question still remains, will it provide enough of an economic kickstart to foster their path toward viable sustainability?” Haines said.