Brian Koch is the owner of North Portland’s Lombard House pub, and like many others he is grappling with a pandemic, a pivot to delivery, and worldwide protests of an unjust system that have implications far more important than beer and bars.
Woodburn, Oregon’s Crosby Hops, has announced new measures to help breweries during the stressful times of the COVID-19 crisis. Some of the options Crosby Hops will be offering include free shipping, extended payment terms and one-on-one hop contract analysis
More from a press release:
“Even in a time of physical separation, we are all interconnected and must act quickly and responsibly to support our communities,” said Blake Crosby, Crosby Hops CEO. “We are committed to doing our part to lessen the impact by offering more flexible financial terms for our customers who we consider part of the Crosby Hops family. Our hope is that these measures help make it easier for craft brewers experiencing hardship to keep on brewing.”
Financial relief options available to brewers in the United States now include:
● Free standard freight for all orders, (spot and contract) through April 30, 2020
● Financing and Support:
○ Current Crosby Hops credit accounts will have payment terms extended to Net 60 effective immediately through April 30, no questions asked.
○ One-on-one hop contract analysis and needs assessment with a Crosby account manager.
○ A suite of support materials and links to financial resources for those in crisis.
NOTE: This program is currently available for U.S. brewers only.
At its headquarters in the Willamette Valley, Crosby Hops prioritizes employee health and safety. Following WHO, CDC, and state guidelines, work from home and onsite social distancing and sanitizing practices are in effect, along with support for employees experiencing hardship during this challenging time. The company will continue to adapt and evolve its practices and offerings – internally and externally – so that we can weather this crisis together.
About Crosby Hops
Crosby Hops is uniquely positioned as a fully integrated hop grower, merchant, and processor in the Pacific Northwest. Our offerings include Crosby® estate grown options and grower-sourced hops from around the world. As a Certified B Corporation® and Salmon-Safe grower, our commitment to our stakeholders is unwavering — rooted in our core values of quality, innovation, sustainability, and community. For more information, visit crosbyhops.com.
Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding.