Kegs are going bad as coronavirus keeps restaurants closed. Boston Beer has a solution (via Amelia Lucas @ CNBC)

As bars and restaurants remain shuttered in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Boston Beer is turning millions of dollars of expired beer into ethanol to recoup some of its lost sales. Beer sales rose 11.6% in the week …

UPDATE: Northam orders recreational businesses to remain closed until May 8 (via Mel Leonor @ Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Recreational businesses in Virginia, including gyms and movie theaters, will remain closed under the state’s order until May 8, Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday. Northam expanded an executive order issued on March 23 that was …

The “Small Business Exemption” to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): Who Qualifies? And What is the Exemption? (via The National Law Review)

Many employers are aware that when Congress initially passed the FFCRA, it allowed the Secretary of the Department of Labor (DOL) to issue later rules exempting employers with fewer than 50 employees (“small business”) from …

Molson Coors pledges $1 million to support bartenders affected by COVID-19 pandemic; Miller Lite encourages others to follow suit (via Peter Frost @ Molson Coors)

Molson Coors Beverage Co. today pledged $1 million to the United States Bartenders’ Guild, a nonprofit that supports bartenders and other service industry professionals, millions of whom are out of work due to widespread closures …

Richmond-area craft breweries and cideries try to survive by offering curbside pickup, deliveries (via John Reid Blackwell @ Richmond Times-Dispatch)

The beer is still flowing at Richmond-area craft breweries, but the coronavirus has taken a chunk out of sales as taprooms have closed for on-site beverage consumption and some breweries have had to lay off …

Virginia ABC allowing all restaurants with ABC-on licenses to sell wine and beer to go (via Karri Peifer @ Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Any restaurant in Virginia with a valid license to sell wine and beer on-premises can now sell wine and beer to go and for delivery without applying for additional permits. The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control …