latest NewsCOVID-19 UPDATE

March 12, 2020by adam

Sunday, March 15th 2020 Mayor Cooper and The Metro Health Department passed an ordinance closing all Davidson County bars where less than 50% of their totals sales were from food. The Black Abbey Brewing Company Taproom (Fellowship Hall) falls into that category and we will comply with The Health Department requirements. We have canceled all events in the taproom including trivia, game nights and weekly brewery tours.

Our taproom will remain open, however, for TO GO BEER ONLY starting today, March 16th, 2020 at 2pm.  We will have kegs, cans and growler fills available for to go purchase.
We are changing our taproom hours to 2pm-7pm daily until further notice.
We will continue to follow CDC and WHO guidelines for rigorously cleaning and sanitizing our facility, as well as maintaining staff hand washing and hygienic conduct protocol. We ask that our customers follow “Social Distancing” recommendations and encourage guests to wash their hands thoroughly and often.
Bars, restaurant and venues are being shut down, some for good, but assistance for displaced staff is slower in coming. We continue to adjust our business model to try and keep the lights on and the beer flowing, but these changes stand to significantly effect our front of house team. We will apply a 20% auto-gratuity to all orders, but Bekah, Devin, Emily and Heather rely on your beer purchases and your gratuity for their livelihood. We are very grateful to be able to stay open in this limited capacity to continue to provide work for them, so please come grab a keg, a growler or a case of beer. We sell gift cards, shirts, hoodies and hats (they would look good on you!), grab a gift card here or on our webstore and save it for when we go back to “normal”. Pick up a six pack at the store and ask for Black Abbey on draft as your favorite pub. Our folks are grateful to keep working and so are we.
For more information, modified hours, a listing of efforts we are making to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to read Mayor Cooper’s press release please click below:
Release – 031520 COVID Health Board Statement
Here is a some other ideas about how you can support your local breweries during this very difficult time.
Thank you for your support of The Black Abbey Brewing Company. We love you and look forward to getting through these challenging times together.

The Black Abbey Brewing Company is open for business.

The safety of our guests and employees is our top priority every day. While health/safety standards and procedures are followed on a daily basis, we wanted to make you aware of the extra precautions we’re taking to ensure everyone stays healthy during this time of heightened concern about COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

What are we doing?

  • We are closely monitoring daily updates and recommendations from the CDC.

  • We are sanitizing all door handles, surfaces, bars, etc.

  • We have hung signs in all bathrooms and employee spaces with hand washing instructions.

  • Every night our staff is disinfecting all hand-contact surfaces in guest-accessible areas & in the brewery.

  • In addition to our regular cleaning, we are increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting high traffic areas throughout the day.

  • We are using a hospital-grade disinfectant anywhere we are cleaning / disinfecting.

  • We’ve retrained our staff in thorough hand-washing.

  • Employees have also been instructed to never come to work if they experience fever or any symptoms.

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