It’s been a crazy week at the brewery. As you may have noticed, our taproom has had some unexpected closures and we wanted to take a moment to provide some clarification on what has been going on. We recognize the importance of our actions during this time. We discovered one of our employees may have been exposed to COVID-19 and until we could identify what impact this would have, we decided to close the taproom until 100% of our employees have been tested. We are beyond relieved to have had negative results for all staff.
During the time of testing we have done a complete sanitation of the entire taproom and brew deck areas. Every table, chair, wall, faucet, hand sanitizer station, and floor was completely sprayed with bleach. If you can touch it, we have bleached it. The following day, all these areas were wiped clean, then re-sprayed with a disinfectant. The brew deck and production areas have been covered with a food grade foaming acid that we use to sanitize our tanks prior to use.
We have received a number of emails and messages on social media channels applauding our staff and the vigilant efforts to make Big Boss a welcoming environment and a safe environment. Whether this was a false alarm or the real thing, we want our patrons to know that we appreciate your support and we know that while it may have been frustrating to arrive to our taproom and find locked doors, the safety of our staff and patrons is paramount to our success and worth forfeiting a few days of bar sales.
These challenging times have been a struggle for so many industries, including ours. When we received the announcement for approved re-opening of taprooms we were beyond enthusiastic. The brewing team and bar staff had been working tirelessly to keep our to go, delivery, and take out orders available, and most importantly keep our staff and customers safe. As we prepared to re-open the tap room we knew we needed to take a closer look at this aspect of our business and enhance all our protocols to ensure we were not just meeting the requirements of the state, but exceeding them. Installation of several hand sanitizer dispensers, wiping tables and surface areas after every customer, as well as PPE have become the new norm in addition to our limited occupancy and distant table arrangements; which some of you can attest, we strictly enforce. As a brewer the last few months have been nothing more than stressful and defeating at times. All the work and effort that we put into our wall of eclectic craft brews just sitting there getting no attention takes the wind out of my sails. We have purpose when our patrons can come to our front door and spend time in our happy home on Wicker Dr.
We are open again with some modified hours as we settle back into the groove of things. As a reminder our new policy and effective today in all of Raleigh is that face masks are required. If you do not have a mask you will not get service (we will have them available if you need one). We are in this together and can’t wait to see you all at the taproom soon!
For the health & safety of both our employees & customers, we require wearing a mask while at the brewery. Please approach the ordering area and place your order with your mask on then return to one of the many seating areas set up in the brewery. It’s clear there are still challenges with reopening, and we want everyone to join us and make a safer environment for everyone.
The #NCBeer Pledge is our commitment to our customers.
We have taken the Pledge so you know we are in compliance with COVID-19 recommended safety guidelines and are doing our part to protect the safety of our community.
We will continue to be a leader in sanitation and food safety.
All high-touch surfaces are regularly cleaned & sanitized.
Seating areas are cleaned & sanitized between customers.
Indoor and/or outdoor seating complies with recommended social-distancing guidance.
Hand washing or sanitizing stations are made available to you.
All staff will pass a health check prior to each shift.
Glassware & utensils are sanitized after each use.
Common areas and restrooms are cleaned & sanitized regularly.
All staff will maintain 6 feet of social distance when possible, or will wear a face covering or use a guard/barrier when not possible.
We have a designated Safety & Sanitation Manager on-site to oversee safety and sanitation measures, as well as address any concerns.
Hello beer people! We hope you’re doing well as we enter the 4th week of social distancing. As we stretch out our service in this new way we ask you to share this email with friends, beer fans and neighbors so our message is clear: We are open for business!
How are we open for business? We’re going to walk through that now as we stay 6 feet apart!
📦 Noon-8pm 🏭1249 Wicker Dr | Raleigh
We are still open daily for pick up and curbside beer procurement. We have set up one-way traffic to walk you through to-go orders. If you prefer curbside just check the box on your online order and keep our phone number on hand: 919-834-0045 🛒 big-boss-brewing.square.site
🚚 Delivery 1-4pm
Use our website to create a delivery order to your residence. We opened a 10 mile radius around the brewery (27604 zip code) that covers most of Raleigh and even most of Wake County. Our delivery window is 1pm – 4 pm daily. So, for example, any order made after this time from your delivery will be scheduled for the next day. There is a $50 minimum and you can get the details when you visit online big-boss-brewing.square.site
E-Gift Cards. If you’re thinking about the other side you can order a gift card to use in the future. Or you can make someone’s day and gift a friends to-go order. squareup.com/gift/EW4AAP1NR94GH/order
What to order?
Classics! Many of our 6 pack products have full case discounts. You’ll see that option on the website. Lager, Bad Penny Brown, Hells Belle Belgian, Blood Orange IPA and Trail Guide IPA are fresh and ready to flow!
Growlers Looking for a smaller release brew? You can see the beers available in the dropdown list. These prices include the growler!
India Pale Ales
Browse through hazy beers like New Guy and Cabin Heater Double IPA. You have you covered.
New and available now for growlers:
4 Adventure Guide IPA! Available in 32 and 64oz growlers, ONLY at the brewery. Refreshing and crisp, Adventure Guide IPA is designed for those looking for huge hop flavor and an afternoon of fun. Loaded with Citra and Ekuanot hops, this brew boasts an array of citrus and tropical fruit notes and a bitter, dry finish. Big on hops, this 4% ABV IPA that won’t weigh you down! bigbossbrewing.com/adventure-guide