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Richmond breweries pivot into to-go mode

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Posted at 7:10 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 07:21:15-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- “We have to ensure that we don’t get into a toilet paper situation.”

That’s the concern carried by Casey Werderman, co-founder of Wine & Beer Supply, an Ashland-based firm that provides cans, glasses and other hardware to breweries and wineries, as he describes the current demand for aluminum cans, which has skyrocketed in recent weeks.

With brewery taprooms in Virginia closed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, nearly every beer maker in the Richmond region has put their efforts into packaging and selling its brew to-go or through delivery.

However, brewers and suppliers such as Werderman worry that if demand remains at its current level, it may lead to a can shortage. Click here to continue reading on Richmond BizSense.

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