While it may seem more difficult to find alcohol at the moment due to supply and demand issues, a local brewery says it has a lot to sell to its customers.
Shipping safeguards have forced liquor store owners to increase prices by about $ 1 to $ 2 per bottle.
The Watsons, who run the Plan Bee Farm brewery in Poughkeepsie, hope the demand will send people to them.
They typically sent their beer to New England and the West Coast, but COVID has slowed distribution, so they’re keeping more on the farm – and available for pickup seven days a week.
“We have a lot of alcohol,” says Emily Watson of Plan Bee Farm Brewery.
The Watson and other local producers say they need your help.
They say they sold half the amount in 2020 as in 2019, and half of 2020 sales in 2021.
They are adapting by adding weddings to keep the money coming, and they hope more people will turn to local shopping.
Plan Bee Farm Brewery says it keeps its supply chain close, using only New York state produce for its beers – another way to overcome some of the shortages.
It is not only alcohol in limited quantities, but also bottling materials such as glass and cork.
News 12 visited a liquor store just 10 minutes from the brewery. Customers say they have no trouble finding what they need.