We are providing regular update emails to our brewery members. If you would like to receive these updates contact mailto:email@example.com
April 7, 2020 – Today, Governor Inslee announced details of a new grant program targeted to small businesses with 10 or less employees who have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. These funds have been allocated through the Governor’s Strategic Fund and will be administered through the Department of Commerce. The program will provide a limited number of grants of up to $10,000 for businesses with 10 or fewer employees. More information on the application process and eligibility can be found here.
4/3/2020 – Stay at Home Order Extended Through May 4th Yesterday, Governor Inslee announced the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order will be extended through May 4, 2020. Breweries, deemed essential services under the order, may continue the following operations as approved under the original order:
- Breweries may produce and distribute beer
- Breweries may make beer to-go sales, including growlers, curbside sales and deliveries. For curbside sales and deliveries, please complete and submit a “Temporary Activities Form” to the WSLCB. The form can be found here, under curbside and delivery service.
- No consumption can take place on a brewery premise, inside or outside
- Breweries must implement rules and procedures to help facilitate social distancing of 6 feet
Best Practices for Implementing Social Distancing here.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – How you can help
4/1/2020 – Announcement from the TTB Re: Postponement of Due Dates for Taxes and Other Filings: “The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) recognizes that businesses that we regulate are being severely impacted by COVID-19. To assist these businesses during this period, we are postponing several filing and payment due dates for 90 days where the original due date falls on or after March 1, 2020, through July 1, 2020. See TTB Industry Circular 2020-2 for additional details.”
Small Business Local Resources
The City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development has been allocated $1.5 million to help qualifying small businesses located in Seattle with 5 employees or less
Amazon has created a $5 million Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund to help small companies located within a few blocks of its Seattle headquarters
Additional Small Business Assistance:
SBA Assistance for Breweries During the COVID-19 Crisis: What’s Available, webinar hosted by the Brewers Association
Small businesses in many Washington counties are now eligible to apply for low‑interest U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
Department of Revenue info on how to defer certain tax payments
WA State Dept of Revenue will have authority to waive, suspend penalties and interest on certain late tax payments
Dept of Employment Security emergency rules and a Q&A sheet for employers and employees impacted by the coronavirus
Unemployment Security Department Resources:
Financial Resources for WA Residents:
Employment Security Dept & Dept of Commerce resources and tools as they become available here
Department of Health:
Mental Health Support: Washington Recovery Help Line at 1-866-789-1511.
Brewers Association Resources:
Brewers Association has created a Brewery Shutdown Safety Guidance here.
March 27, 2020 – The Brewers Association write up on $2 trillion stimulus package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and what it might mean for your brewery here.
BA offering all nonmember breweries a temporary membership free of charge, also not expiring any current brewery members at this time. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join and gain access to COVID 19 related updates and online resources.
Brewers Association (COVID-19) Impact Poll Survey for on-going advocacy at the federal level.
Craft Brewers Conference Canceled details here.