CHICO, Calif. – People can once again plan to eat in the Taproom and gift shop at the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico starting May 26.
The Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico has been closed since March of 2020. Staff said they are thrilled to have people have inside.
Taprooms will reopen at 50% capacity and you will need a reservation to eat.
Spokeswoman, Robin Gregory, said tables will be socially distanced and other safety protocols will be in place. The bar area will remain closed.
"It is mainly just a pretty big production to get everything set up,” Gregory said. “A lot of our taproom employees have moved into production roles so they could continue working during the pandemic. So, we are moving people over. We are also adding some socially distanced measures and safety tactics that were not there beforehand. So, we wanted to make sure we have everything 100% ready when we open our doors to all of you."
The brewery is also adding more jobs. They are hiring food and beverage roles to staff the restaurants in preparation for reopening. The new employees will start immediately and will receive full benefits shortly after employment.
Tours will still be virtual for the time being.