Geary Brewing Co. keeps a strong and vibrant course through an uncertain fallOctober 28, 2020
Industry Snapshot with Robin Lapoint President & Co-Owner
Even Geary Brewing Co., New England’s first craft brewery— a pioneer in its field—had to adjust to the whiplash changes of a pandemic, but to date, co-owner and president Robin Lapoint is proud to say the brewery remains fully employed and everyone has stayed well and healthy.
Back in the spring, they had to make the difficult decision to close the tasting room to limit health risks and focus on the well being of their brew team and operations staff. Both their brand and contract brewing remain strong and they are grateful to have the expertise and capacity to support their business operations as well as other brewers.
For the fall, Geary’s continues to offer curbside pick ups (call 207-730-0979) and delivery by CarHop. They have used this time to work on packaging and branding, and invest in and install capital equipment to increase quality, efficiency, and capacity. Their emphasis is on making sound business decisions and planning for variables heading into the winter and 2021.
Thirty years strong, Geary Brewing is positioned to weather the Covid pandemic and future challenges. To keep active and seize the opportunity to enjoy the great Maine outdoors, co-owners Robin and her husband, Alan, have spent their free time boating on Sebago, golfing with their children, and hiking through Acadia National Park.
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