Stone is the latest beer company to shed staff due to the effects of COVID-19, which has shuttered on-premise establishments across the U.S. In California, multiple breweries have either laid off or furloughed workers, including Russian River, Green Flash, The Lost Abbey, Coronado Brewing, Karl Strauss, Societe, and Four Sons Brewing, among many others.
Craft breweries across the country have also cut workers, including Deschutes Brewery, McMenamins, FIFCO USA, Three Floyds, Night Shift, Great Lakes, Harpoon, Uinta, Jester King, and Monday Night Brewing, among others. A recent Brewers Association survey found that 65.7% of respondents had cut staff.
Boston Beer Company Makes Cuts in Cincinnati
Meanwhile, Boston Beer Company, which lost 90% of its on-premise business in a matter of three weeks, has furloughed about a dozen workers at its Cincinnati taproom, the Cincinnati Business Courier reported.