I’m always astounded at how helpful and passionate the craft beer community is. The pandemic seems to have brought the best out of this group. There is talk about starting a fundraiser for industry working who won’t be getting paid. That’s fantastic, but this ideas was the most obvious!

In the various craft beer Facebook groups of which I’m a member, there’s information about which breweries are offering to-go service. which ones are offering delivery, who has specials and others who are donating money to their non-salaried employees during this tough economic time. Only one – as far as I know – has put it all together in one neat little package.

My friend James Kennedy of Will County Brewing Company started a website appropriately called SupportLocal.Beer to help consumers like me know where, when and how to support their favorite local breweries, their families, while enjoying a delicious brew while cooped up in your house for the next few weeks.

The website is a work in progress as information from local brewers continues to be ingested.

Thanks, James!