To all who have dined with us, shared a basket of curds, stayed for a pint or three, stopped in to say hi, and been with us since the beginning:
After exploring all options, including maintaining a skeleton crew this past week in giving carryout and delivery a shot, we are just not able to generate the sales volume necessary to justify the costs. We are sad beyond words to announce that as of March 21, 2020, we have temporarily CLOSED ALL FOOD services in response to the quickly evolving COVID-19 virus situation. We will REMAIN OPEN for CRAFT BEER TO GO service through carry-out and drive-thru options with limited days and hours.
It’s taken three years to finally get our brewpub to where it is…great food, great team members, great customers and finally, great craft beer brewed inhouse! This is something none of us ever could have anticipated.
Sadly, we have had to furlough our staff which is the absolute worst part of this whole thing. Our employees are the lifeblood of this brewpub which makes it so hard to say goodbye, even temporarily. This is heartbreaking for me and my leadership team, and we are doing what we can to ensure our employees feel supported, comfortable and safe through this whole ordeal.
This is drastic but necessary; given the situation, a temporary layoff allows our employees to get unemployment as quickly as possible, keep their benefits. Our goal is to rehire our employees as soon as we possibly can when this extraordinary episode ends. And we are confident it will end.
Need a little Wandering Griffin fresh craft beer in your life while you wait for our reopening?
While the restaurant is completely closed until further notice, we are still trying to pay our fixed expenses by offering BEER TO GO service. This will be available with limited days and hours. After all, there is nothing like some fresh Wandering Griffin craft beer to help get us through this crisis.
Here are the days & times for our BEER TO GO service:
Your messages of encouragement have been heartwarming, and we’re grateful for your support during these strange times. Through tornados, mass shootings, and now, pandemics, our community somehow manages to not only survive but always come out stronger in the end. Please help support your local breweries and restaurants by continuing to purchase their beer and food via carryout and delivery services.
We will be back with beer, food and – most importantly – community. So, for now, hunker down, hug your loved ones (or wave from a 6’ distance), and slow down until we see you when all of this shit ends!
With Peace & Gratitude,
David Jennings & Your Wandering Griffin Family