Through its social media, Vancouver Island Brewing is helping promote local restaurants that lost their sit-down service but are offering pickup and delivery options, as a way to support the community during a tough time. Facebook

Victoria brewery throws support behind still-operating restaurants

Vancouver Island Brewing initiates #TakeOutTuesday to keep local eateries in the public eye

Greater Victoria restaurants are among the many businesses struggling these days in the wake of public health orders to stay home and self-isolate to curb the spread of COVID-19.

But many of them have retooled and have begun offering pickup service and/or home delivery as a way to maintain a flow of revenue.

One local brewery is doing its part to promote local restaurants offering such services and adding to the mix by suggesting pairings with its craft beers. This week Vancouver Island Brewery launched #TakeOutTuesday to honour those businesses that are working to keep restaurant-quality food available for local diners.

Each Tuesday, VIB will use its Facebook and Instagram pages to highlight these local restaurants, to give them a plug and keep their names in the public’s mind.

“A lot of people and businesses are struggling right now and we wanted to do our part and support our community,” says brewery general manager David Nicholls.

As a perk for their own employees and to further help local eateries, VIB is providing staff with $25 per week to spend at a local restaurant.

“These initiatives will allow us to show our staff love while simultaneously helping other local restaurants that have been forced to close their dine-in services,” Nicholls adds. “We’re all in this together, so we want to make sure we’re helping our fellow small businesses; at the same time thanking our incredibly hardworking team.”

ALSO READ: Local breweries pitch in with drive-up and delivery services

Like many of its counterparts in Greater Victoria adhering to social distancing public health practices, the brewery is using its online platform to provide home deliveries (free delivery for orders over $40). And a contactless drive-up service at their location at Government and Bay streets allows customers to honk twice to make a carside order, upon which VIB staff deliver the beer right into your trunk. Payments are by card, using the contactless tap.

For more information visit vibrewing.com or call 250-361-0007.



editor@mondaymag.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

BC Craft beerCoronavirusRestaurants

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

BEHIND BARS: Relaxed and refreshed at The Palms

Sneak peek at Victoria’s freshest new bar

Ocie Elliott: Facing the Music

Victoria duo describes effects of COVID crisis

YOUR AUGUST HOROSCOPE: It’s Leo Season!

Georgia Nicols giving us insight on what lies ahead this summer

30 years later, Sue Medley’s hit ‘Dangerous Times’ more relevant than ever

Vancouver Island singer/songwriter reflects on her ’90s national hit

Psychological thriller filmed on northern Vancouver Island debuts on AppleTV

‘Woodland’ is set in Haida Gwaii, but was filmed around Port McNeill

Nanaimo Fringe Festival productions adapt to new online format

10th annual festival to be live-streamed due to COVID-19

Island pub wants people to ‘drop five’ to keep music alive

Royston’s Charlie Aiken thinks his plan can help artists and venues alike

First Arts Alive sculptures of 2020 now installed

Oak Bay’s annual public art exhibition starts anew

Nanaimo fantasy writer co-authoring Old Norse phrase book

Joshua Gillingham partnering with author and professor on ‘Old Norse for Modern Times’

Cowichan’s 39 Days of July deemed a success, despite COVID-19

Musical productions live streamed from the Duncan Showroom this year

Gabriola’s Isle of the Arts Festival goes ‘mini’ on 10th anniversary

Gabriola Arts Council presents scaled-down, workshop-only IOTA Mini festival

Sooke Fine Arts Show reaches new audiences with virtual showcase

Voting for People’s Choice Award open until Aug. 3

Most Read