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Three Week Pause

Friends:
Thank you for your patience.
Due to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services order, we will be open for TAKEOUT, CURBSIDE, and LOCAL DELIVERY of FOOD or BEER beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, November 18th.
For the next three weeks, hours will be Monday through Saturday (closed Sunday) from 12 noon to 8 p.m.
• We have spent the past two days doing cleaning and repairs as we prepare for another “new normal.” Our Wintergarten is going to be amazing this winter!
• Our new “Shutdown Menu” is available at www.CSBrew.com. Specials are posted DAILY on our Facebook page.
• We’ve had 2 total employees test positive since this began, each from separate exposure outside work. One last worked 10/30/20 and the other 11/7/20. Both are doing fine. We’ve tested numerous other staff members with contact among those staff members, all of whom are symptom free and/or have tested negative at this point. We remain in communication with the Kent County Health Department.
• We continue to clean and have had our entire premise chemically sanitized by a licensed professional service.
• Unfortunately, we are NOT able to offer dine-in services to eat or drink on our premises – either inside or outside – due to the MDHHS order during this mandated shutdown. Wintergarten Music Series and Monday Night Trivia are postponed until at least December 8th.
• “Krampus,” our annual visit with Santa and all ages music show, scheduled for December 6th, is canceled for 2020. We apologize – especially to our “Future Stammtisch Members.”
• Speaking of Stammtisch, 2020 Members will be extended through 2021. Memberships will be valid at

Küsterer Brauhaus

as well. We look forward to getting back to the table!

• All our LOCAL brewers and restaurants need YOUR support! We’re “mom & pops” and don’t have the credit lines and pockets some others do. Please support our local friends here in Cedar Springs and Beer City, USA. Order takeout. Order delivery. Get a gift card. Buy a growler. Get a T-Shirt. Then, do it again if you are able.
>> Thank you all for your support! We’re all in this together. <<

Tuesday, November 10th

Friends,
To be honest and transparent – and to uphold our Michigan Restaurant Promise – we are informing you that we are voluntarily shutting down today out of an abundance of caution for both our staff and our guests to do a thorough additional cleaning of our facility.
We have had a staff member test positive according to results received this morning and are awaiting further consultation with the Kent County Health Department. While we are closed we have ordered chemical disinfecting of all contact surfaces by an outside licensed professional service. This process is taking place this morning, but we prefer to wait until tomorrow before we reopen.
To be transparent: Our positive staff member has NOT worked or been on our premises since Friday, October 30th and did not show symptoms until last week Wednesday and Thursday, November 4th and 5th, when they fell outside our daily health screening for all staff and quarantined while they awaited testing. They are currently doing well since that time as symptoms are improving. The individual has not had any contact with our staff since they last worked, so we don’t believe there is any contact concern among the rest of our staff or to the public from here, but we want to take every precaution to keep all of us safe.
We have and will continue our ongoing safety protocols, including our distancing procedures and counter service, daily health screening, enhanced cleaning and washing protocols, and masks as we strive to meet or exceed all MHSSA and CDC guidelines.
** We thank you for being patient with us. **
The health and safety of our guests and our staff is our number one priority and we take your trust and faith in us seriously.
If you are in town today, we encourage you to visit our friends at

The Red Bird Bistro & Grill

or

American Legion Glen Hill Post 287 Official

, both of whom carry our beer on tap.

We’re all in this together.
-The CSBrew Team.

November 1st COVID Policy Update

Friends:
Suffice it to say, this has been a challenging year for all of us and this week’s new orders have created another pivot point for all of us in hospitality. Safety remains our highest priority and we’re committed to reducing risks wherever and whenever possible. Going forward, we are limited to no more than 6 guests per table and we MUST collect your full name and phone number to order for any on-site consumption, similar to ordering a pizza, making a table reservation, entering points at the grocery store, or reserving a hotel room. This information is time stamped, remains in-house, and ONLY used if necessary for contact tracing – and a little prize drawing mentioned below. ;-)
We know it’s an extra step – and we ask for your patience – but it will be worth it if it helps keep a loved one healthy in the unlikely event of a COVID incident within our establishment. Alternatively, we are also happy to make your order “to go” if you prefer. Just let your server know at the bar.
That said:
• We invite you enjoy our heated outdoor Wintergarten, with a LIVE MUSIC series starting this week on Sunday brunch, Sunday/Wednesday/Thursday nights and Live Trivia on Monday nights. (Capacity limits still apply)
• We’re also going to do a little “Showcase Winner” PRIZE PACKAGE for a lucky dine-in guest each month* with a fancy new CSBrew T-shirt and a Gift Card – a little THANK YOU for everyone helping our hard-working staff comply with the mandatory orders.
As always, we THANK YOU for your support, patience, and understanding and we wish you all the best of health!
– Dave

#csbrew #shutdown2020

*no purchase necessary. Guests may enter up to once daily at the counter with any CSBrew team member.

POLICIES:
Our highest priority remains the safety of our team and our guests, so it is mandatory for us to do this slowly, safely, and transparently. This process will take some time. Here is a quick overview of protocols:

  • Capacity must be limited to 50% of maximum. No more than 6 persons per table.
  • We MUST have your complete name & phone number recorded to enter your order for on-site consumption for contact tracing, if necessary.
  • If YOU are sick, symptomatic, or uncomfortable, do not enter.
  • Increased disinfecting protocols must be in place, per CDC guidelines.
  • Face masks are required for all employees and patrons; although patrons may temporarily remove their face masks to eat or drink while seated at a restaurant or bar.
  • An individual may be required to temporarily remove their face mask for identification purposes.
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet between people/groups must be maintained to the maximum extent possible or using our table partitions allowing a second party at our larger tables.
  • Seating is available inside or outside in our heated Wintergarten.

With the slow reopening process, we have updated our menu, closer to “normal” and we are plating for in-house guests. Please let your staff member know if you are “to-go” and we’ll keep making progress as we return to 100% (hopefully, without any setbacks).

With this situation, we are asking for your continued support, patience, and understanding. This is uncharted territory for all of us, so progress will be slow. We are not back to full strength yet and our duty is safety for all. There is no table service at the present time…guests can order from the bar as “self-service.” Staff will be there to assist, but not taking orders directly from tables. They will be wearing PPE, which is hot and awkward, but necessary, and they will be maintaining social distance.

Re-Opening Process

We are re-opening!

Friends:
As many of you have heard, we will be able to partially reopen on Monday, June 8th, under the latest Executive Order from our State. Starting Monday, our hours will update to 12 noon – 9pm  daily (including Sunday) and we will maintain our takeout, curbside, and delivery services along with reopening counter service, meaning you may purchase drinks to enjoy inside or outside and enjoy your meal on site, including draft beer, Old Cedar Creek Sodas, cider, sangria and cocktails!

Our highest priority remains the safety of our team and our guests, so it is mandatory for us to do this slowly, safely, and transparently. This process will take some time. Here is a quick overview of protocols:

·       Capacity must be limited to 50% of maximum.

·       Increased disinfecting protocols must be in place, per CDC guidelines.

·       Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn.

·       Face masks are required for all employees and patrons; although patrons may temporarily remove their face masks to eat or drink while seated at a restaurant or bar.

·       An individual may be required to temporarily remove their face mask for identification purposes.

·       Social distancing of at least 6 feet between people/groups must be maintained to the maximum extent possible or using our table partitions allowing a second party at our larger tables.

With the slow reopening process, we will also be able to add to our Shutdown Menu options, including the return of Biere de Brussels Sprouts, Chicken and Apple Spring Rolls, salads and all other items other than the Monstrosity, soups, daily Schnitzel, and a couple of our house sauces…but we’ll keep adding things back as we return to 100% (hopefully, without any setbacks).

With this situation, we are asking for your continued support, patience, and understanding. This is uncharted territory for all of us, so progress will be slow. We are not back to full strength yet and our duty is safety for all. This means meals are still presented in sealed “to go” containers and there is no table service at the present time…guests can order from the bar as “self-service.” Staff will be there to assist, but not taking orders directly from tables. They will be wearing PPE, which is hot and awkward, but necessary, and they will be maintaining social distance.

Assuming all goes well, we’ll be adding staff and services over the next few weeks, including the return of Dream Ride Night with Kevin Irwin and VanderHyde Ford and Jeep Night with Kevin Irwin and Watson Jeep of Rockford. We’ll have live music on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings in the coming weeks and on Sunday for brunch. Our Farmer’s Market is tentatively scheduled to start June 25th.

We cannot wait to see you all again as we miss our friends!
“Schmeckt gut!”

Here’s a short list of some of the changes and updates we’ve undertaken over these past 2+ months:

Canned beer

Daily health screening including temp checks for all staff

Delivery service

Enhanced hand washing procedures

Enhanced single use gloves procedures

Expanded catering program

Expanded takeout & curbside program

Masks for all staff

No touch menu option

Reduced capacity

Regular sanitizing of doors and common surfaces such as bar top, sink handles, counter tops

Sanitizer throughout facility

Sanitizing pens, check presenters between use

School lunch donation program

Sealed to go containers

ServSafe Certified Food Handler training for all staff

ServSafe Delivery training for all FOH staff

ServSafe Takeout training for all employees

Sneeze guards

Social spacing

Switch to single-use paper menus

We do health screening EVERY day for EVERY employee reporting to work, according to MDARD guidelines. Our customer’s safety, as well as our employees’, is our top priority!

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