As the coronavirus pandemic forces people around the world to adapt to a "new normal," the ramifications feel overwhelming. If you want to make a positive impact, it can be difficult to know where to start.
The good news is that each of us can make a difference. Your local small businesses could use your support now more than ever.
If you're in the greater Los Angeles area and love craft beer like I do, here's your guide to helping local craft breweries, bars and bottle shops - not to mention your home quarantine situation.
Note that businesses are updating how they operate as the situation evolves. I'll update regularly but please let me know if anything is missing or outdated.
Now let's be well and drink well, because we could all use a responsible indulgence.
14 Cannons: Cans and crowlers available for pickup 12-6 p.m. daily. Menu here. Preorder for curbside pickup by emailing email@example.com or calling (818) 699-6165.
8 One 8 Brewing: Bottles and growlers available for pickup 12-7 p.m. daily.
Absolution Brewing: Free local delivery with no sales tax on orders of $50+. Taproom pickup and statewide delivery also available. Order online, by phone at (310) 490-4860 x101, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrow Lodge Brewing: Delivery available within a 15-mile radius (minimum two 4-packs). Cans available for pickup 2-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing: Order online for next-day pickup or local delivery. Walk-up orders also accepted Wednesday-Sunday 12-6 p.m. Visit website for details. Check Instagram (link in name) for any additional updates.
Blue Palms Brewhouse: 32oz beer crowlers and 12oz wine and cocktail crowlers available with the purchase of food (food must be purchased). Open 4-8 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Menu available at bluepalmsbrewhouse.com. Order in person or by phone at (323) 464-2337.
Boomtown Brewery: Cans, crowlers and growlers available for pickup 12-7 p.m. daily.
Brävery Brewing: Bottles, cans, growlers and crowlers available for pickup 12-7 p.m. daily. 50% off select growlers and crowlers.
Brewery Draconum: Cans, growlers food available for pickup Thursday-Sunday 2-7 p.m. 10% off all to-go can and food orders.
Brewjeria Company: Cans available for online order and curbside pickup daily 4-8 p.m.
Brewyard Beer Company: Bottles, cans and growlers available for pickup weekdays 2-7 p.m. and weekends 12-5 p.m. Delivery within a 5-mile radius also available. See website for details.
Brouwerij West: Cans and crowlers available for curbside or taproom pickup 12-7 p.m. daily. Preorder online at brouwerijwest.com/shop. For curbside pickup, call (310) 833-9330 (Option 2) when parked.
Burnin Daylight Brewery: Crowlers and cans available for curbside pickup 12-8 p.m. Wednesday-Monday. Order by phone at (424) 263-2117, direct messaging on Instagram or Facebook, online or curbside.
Cellador Ales: Bottles and growlers available for pickup 12-7 p.m. daily. Order online or in person.
Common Space Brewery: Cans available for pickup or delivery. For delivery, order online and pay a $5 flat rate for next-day delivery in the greater L.A. area. For pickup (weekdays 2-7 p.m. and weekends 1-5 p.m.), order by phone at (310) 990-1958 or in person. Bonus perk for pickup: as of March 20, they're giving away toilet paper at the taproom.
Congregation Ale House: Bottles and crowlers available for pickup 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Preorder online. 25% off menu price. Buy two crowlers, get one 50% off. Free roll of toilet paper with every order of $20 or more.
Dry River Brewing: Bottles available to order online for shipping. Special pickup hours expected to be available soon.
The Dudes' Brewing Co.: Cans and crowlers available for pickup in Torrance and Valencia 4-8 p.m. (food also available to pickup in Valencia).
Eagle Rock Brewing: Cans and growlers available for taproom or curbside pickup 12-8 p.m. daily.
Firestone Walker Propagator: Bottles, cans, crowlers and new growlers available for pickup 12-7 p.m. daily. Order in person or by phone at (310) 439-8264. For delivery options and more details, see website.
Frogtown Brewery: Cans and bottles available for pickup weekdays 4-8 p.m. and weekdays 12-5 p.m. Order online. For curbside delivery upon arrival, call or text (323) 452-2739. Same-day delivery available within a 5-mile radius for orders placed before 4 p.m.
Glendale Tap: Bottles, cans and new growlers available for pickup Tuesday-Friday, 3/31-4/3, from 2-7 p.m. and Saturday, 4/4, from 1-5:30 p.m. Check Instagram (link in name) for any additional updates.
Hand-Brewed Beer: Crowlers, cans, bottles and clean growlers available for pickup 4-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 2-7 p.m. Friday and weekends 12-4 p.m. Order online or by phone at (818) 960-4540. Delivery available within a 5-mile radius. Orders within a 5-mile radius placed by noon will get same-day delivery. All others will be next-day guaranteed.
Handy Market: Cans and bottles available for pickup 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily (closed Wednesdays for restock). Online shopping for curbside pickup or delivery available via website. Check Instagram (link in name) for any additional updates.
Highland Park Brewery: Crowlers, growlers, cans and bottles available for pickup 12-7 p.m. daily. Local and statewide delivery also available (mixed cases for statewide delivery). Must preorder online for pickup or delivery.
Homage Brewing: Bottles, crowlers, new growlers and cans available for pickup. Preorder by phone at (909) 461-6962, Instagram DM, or email at email@example.com. Note: bottles are first-come basis and not available for preorder.
HopSaint Brewing Company: Crowlers and growlers available for pickup 11:30-8 p.m daily. Order by phone at (310) 214-4677.
Indie Brewing Company: Cans available for pickup weekdays 4-9 p.m. and weekends 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Delivery available in California, Arizona and Nevada with a local option for Los Angeles. Preorder online for delivery or call (323) 354-4285 to preorder by phone and/or arrange curbside pickup.
Innovation Brew Works: Bottles, growlers and wine available for pickup 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Preorder by phone at (909) 979-6197
Long Beach Beer Lab: Crowlers and cans available for pickup 12-8 p.m. daily. Taproom converted to a convenience store offering bread, milk, eggs, rice, beans and pasta.
Los Angeles Ale Works: Cans and bottles available for pickup weekdays 12-8 p.m. and weekends 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Lucky Baldwins: Bottles available for pickup. Food available for pickup and delivery - order by phone at (626) 795-0652.
Lucky Luke Brewing: Crowlers available for curbside pickup at Lancaster pub (Palmadale taproom closed). Preorder online.
MacLeod Ale Brewing Company: Cans and crowlers available for pickup weekdays 4-9 p.m. and weekends 12-9 p.m. Order in person, online, or via GrubHub for delivery. Peanuts included with every to-go order.
Media Wine & Spirits: Cans and bottles available for pickup. Check Instagram (link in name) for contact information and any additional updates.
Modern Times Beer - The Dankness Dojo: Cans, crowlers and bottles available for pickup by appointment only, weekends 12-6 p.m. Shipping available for cans and crowlers in California - must order cans by the case (mixed cases available) and crowlers in 2-packs. Preorder online.
Monkish Brewing Company: Bottles, growlers and cans for pickup pending availability. Very limited amount of cans for shipping in California. Check website for hours, availability and shipping details.
Mt. Lowe Brewing: Cans, crowlers and growlers available for pickup 4-7 p.m. daily. Preorder online. 20% off gift cards of $20 or more.
Mumford Brewing: Crowlers, cans and bottles available for pickup. Preorder via email at mumfordbrewingDTLA@gmail.com, or via Postmates for delivery.
Naja's Place: Hoping to open soon with limited hours for growler fills. Check Instagram (link in name) for updates.
Ogopogo Brewing: Cans and crowlers available for pickup and delivery. Preorder via Ogopogo website for delivery within a 15-mile radius or Bevv for delivery beyond a 15-mile radius.
Ohana Brewing Company: Growlers available for curbside pickup. Order in person or by phone at (626) 282-2337.
Old Stump Brewing Co.: Cans and growlers available for pickup or delivery within a 15-mile radius for a $5 fee. Preorder by phone at (909) 860-9052.
Pocock Brewing: Cans, bottles, crowlers and new growlers available for curbside pickup.
Vendome Toluca Lake: Cans and bottles available for pickup weekdays 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. To arrange curbside pickup, preorder by phone at (818) 766-9593.
We're Pouring: Growlers available for pickup 12-8 p.m. daily (bring your own growler; new growlers expected to be available the week of April 6). Food also available for pickup. Preorder by phone at (818) 244-BEER.
Wingwalker Brewing: Growlers and crowlers available for pickup 3-8 p.m. daily. Preorder by phone at (626) 720-1983.