Breweries are suffering financially during this pandemic-some are even trying to get a new licenses as a restaurant - so they can reopen.
That uncertainly has left breweries trying to find a way forward in these latest rules of to-go only orders.
7venth Sun Brewery is getting a boost from pop up Chef John Loscalzo.
"I'm friends with a lot of brewery owners and brewers and, you know, it's been very difficult for them to open, close, 50% (occupancy), then close again,” said Loscalzo. “So I thought, why not do a to-go brunch, whether it be open or not, to allow them to have some revenue for that weekend.”
“We need every bit of help we can get right now,” said Devon Kreps, owner of 7venth Sun Breweries in Dunedin and Tampa. “And I'm so thankful to have somebody like John in my life that can help with this kind of thing.”
Loko Cuisine Chef and Owner John Loscalzo poses with his wife, Stephanie Kojima at 7venth Sun Brewery In Tampa, during a recent “To-Go” brunch. (Virginia Johnson / Spectrum Bay News 9)
Kreps says they are working to get a restaurant license--so they can re-open them as restaurants.
The next Loko Cuisine event is at Barriehaus Beer Company in Tampa on Sunday, August 16.
Over the last few months, Spectrum Bay News 9’s Virginia Johnson has taken you all over the Bay area to see how folks are dealing with Life in the Time of Coronavirus.