More Than Half of Fort Collins Craft Breweries May Close by Fall
Just like other restaurants around the state, the craft brewers around Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley have been doing all they can to stay afloat. But a new study shows that it may not be enough.
Think about your six favorite craft brewers. Now, imagine four of them closing their doors by the time the fall colors start showing their beauty. Dang.
Like bars and restaurants, the taprooms of craft brewers are where people gather, and also like bars and restaurants, breweries are hurting from the economic downturn caused by COVID-19.
FOX31 has the story on a recent survey of craft breweries across the nation, where each establishment was asked, based on how things are now, how they felt about their chances to stay in business.
The survey found that a very small percentage (2.3%) had already closed, about 9% said that they'll make it six more months and another 6.4% said they'll make it past a year.
However, about 25% of those surveyed said that they can only last another 3-6 months, and 45% said that they can only last another 1-3 months.
The survey also showed that of the breweries that had to drastically reduce their staff, not many were planning on rehiring the manpower that was lost for the foreseeable future.
I'm going to start taking more craft beer home. I'll make that a part of #DoingMyPart.
Get more on the bad news for micro beers from FOX31 HERE.