Written by Andy

Tap Yard Update

An update on the Siren Tap Yard following the Government announcement that on-trade premises will be allowed to re-open from 4th July.

Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.

If now’s not a good time to listen to Dr Ian Malcolm, then when is? (Sorry, we’re big Jurassic Park fans).

We’ve been considering at length what to do with the Tap Yard over the past few weeks, attempting to work out a plan for if and when this moment arrived. Unfortunately, we have decided that the Tap Yard will definitely not re-open for drinking-in on July 4th. Currently, we do not have a date in mind for when this may change.

There will be much written about the moral, practical, and commercial implications of what our entire industry does next. To us, every single set of circumstances is unique. We will be supporting all of our trade customers in any way we can to get beer pouring.

Given the space limitations here, we can’t currently envisage a way to keep our staff and customers happy and safe while delivering an experience we can be proud of, so instead are working to keep optimising our current set-up as best we can.

On that basis, please note the following new improvements:

  • Extension of opening hours. Effectively immediately, we’ll be open 12-8 Weds-Sat for growler fills, collections and off-sales. This should help with waiting times and flexibility.
  • Improvement of collection system. In addition to the extended hours, on Saturdays there will be a ‘fast track’ queue for people that wish to collect online orders only, operated out of the warehouse.
  • Increased take-out options. Subject to availability, we’ll now be offering Mini kegs, 12-Packs, 4-Packs and Mixed Case cans over the counter, along with a few accessories. You’ll always be able to see what’s available at the start of each day on the website here, along with what’s on tap for growler fills: https://www.sirencraftbrew.com/visit-the-brewery/whats-on-tap
  • Ongoing commitment to keep doing what we can, when we can. We’re privileged to have a community around us so keen to come back and have a beer. Believe us, we’re desperate to get to that point as well. We have some ideas for a next phase which we can hopefully develop over the coming weeks.

Finally, a heartfelt thank you for your continued patience, understanding and support now and consistently over the past few months. Thanks to you all, early fears of the worst case scenario have been overtaken by optimism for the rest of the year. We can’t wait to welcome you back in a meaningful way at the earliest opportunity, and in the meantime sincerely hope that you’ll be enjoying our beers at home and elsewhere.