Outside the entrance to the Stone Brewing location in Escondido, California

Stone Brewing laid off employees of its restaurants, taprooms and distributions sales force, which amounted to 306 workers, or about 30% of its workforce.

Stone Brewing Cuts 30% of its Workforce

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Stone Brewing laid off employees of its restaurants, taprooms and distributions sales force, which amounted to 306 workers, or about 30% of its workforce, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Outside the Stone Brewing location in Napa, California

Outside the Stone Brewing location in Napa, California

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.

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