Governor Abbot issued an executive order this morning closing businesses that receive more than 51% of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages starting at 12 p. m. today:
“These businesses may remain open for delivery and take-out, including for alcoholic beverages, as authorized by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.”
Earlier this week the Governor highlighted the need for wearing masks in public places and encouraged people to stay home if possible. He also paused the previous timeline for the Open Texas Plan.
Breweries and brewpubs that close their taprooms are still offering beer-to-go!
“As I said from the start, if the positivity rate rose above 10 percent, the State of Texas would take further action to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” Abbott said. “At this time, it is clear that the rise in cases is largely driven by certain types of activities, including Texans congregating in bars.”
Technically, any brewpub or brewery with less than 51% of their gross receipts coming from the sale of alcoholic beverages (displays the blue sign) would be allowed to remain open in accordance with the requirements laid out by the Open Texas guidance, which now requires only allowing 50% dining capacity, adhering to social distancing, sanitizing procedures and providing disposable menus, among other measures.
The brewpubs listed below can potentially decide to remain open given their TABC signage:
BATCH CRAFT BEER & KOLACHES – Open for curbside pick up only
BEAR KING BREWERY
CENTRAL MACHINE WORKS – Open for patio dining
DOUBLE HORN BREWING COMPANY – Open for inside dining at 50% capacity
HELL OR HIGH WATER BREWING – open for inside dining at 50% capacity
HOLD OUT BREWING – Open for patio dining
LAZARUS BREWING COMPANY – Patio only is open for onsite consumption
PINTHOUSE PIZZA – Open for inside dining at a reduced capacity
ROOT CELLAR CAFE
SUDS MONKEY BREWING COMPANY – Open for inside dining at 50% capacity
THE AUSTIN BEER GARDEN BREWING COMPANY – Open for patio dining
THE BLACK STAR CO-OP – Open for inside dining
THE BREWTORIUM – Open inside at 25% capacity and outside patio dining