MEMBER RESOURCES

COVID-19 UPDATES

Executive Order 20-99: Implementing a Four Week Dial Back on Certain Activities
to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Relevant Details for MNCBG Member Businesses

  • 4-week pause from 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 20 until December 18, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Restaurants, bars, breweries, and brewpubs must move to take-out only. Indoor and outdoor on-premise service is not allowed.
  • Up to 5 people are allowed in your brewery at a time to pick up beer.
  • Outdoor entertainment (mini-golf, paintball, etc.) and celebrations/receptions are not allowed.
  • Vendor fairs/festivals are not allowed unless they are drive-through. (Please contact the Minnesota Department of Health for further guidance if you are unsure about your scheduled activities.)
  • Businesses are held harmless for their UI rating during this period.
  • Unemployment benefits will be immediately approved.
  • These restrictions are meant to discourage gathering outside of household pods.
  • Travel advisory to not travel out-of-state unless you have to for work.
  • FAQ: Why a four-week pause? Four weeks provides two incubation periods, to help move people out of the hospitals and take the pressure off of the healthcare system and employees.

>> Read the full Executive Order Here

SPRING COVID-19- RESOURCES

BREWERY SAFETY OVERVIEW

By: Abby Ferri, Allied Trade Member

Breweries are inherently dangerous spaces. We work with heavy machinery, high-temperature liquids, corrosive chemicals, and pressurized vessels, just to name a few common hazards. It is in the interest of everyone in our industry to foster a safe work environment. It’s also the law. The hazards inherent in what we do cannot be entirely eliminated, but we can work to reduce the risk and exposure through awareness, engineering, and training.

SAFETY PACKET

By: MNCBG Safety Committee

Brewery Safety resources are not intended to be a turn-key safety solution: you’re still going to have to apply the information to your facility. In this resource, the MNCBG Safety Committee has tried to pull together is a list of brewery safety issues and where to find resources that will help you to know what is expected from a regulatory standpoint and from a best-practices mindset.

DIVERSITY BEST PRACTICES

By: Brewers Association
This five part series is designed to help a business with everything from starting the conversation about why diversity matters and what it means to them, to setting up a framework to assess the success of a diversity and inclusion program.

CRAFT BEVERAGE R&D TAX CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES

By: Baker Tilley
Increase cash flow, reduce tax liability, and optimize new technology investments.

AWAIR PROGRAM

AWAIR is a Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction program required my MN OSHA and is a cornerstone of any safety program in the State of MN. The templates below give a brewery a good starting point for building their AWAIR program.

BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF CONFINED SPACES IN BREWERIES

This is a best practice guide put together by the Brewers Association Safety Committee. Our breweries are inherently filled with confined spaces due to the nature of our production processes.