TAPROOM FAQ

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You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. If you don’t see the info you need below, give us a shout: info@vennbrewing.com

Due to COVID-19, our normal operations are a little, uh, not-normal. We appreciate your support & patience while we all navigate these strange and rapidly-changing times.

Per state regulations, the taproom will be closed from 11/21 – 12/18, but you can still pre-order beer through our online store for curbside pickup or residential delivery! When we’re able to open again, we’ll continue service with the recommended precautions below.

MASKS are required for entry, and must be worn whenever you’re not at your table. Be cool, it’s weird for everyone.

WALK-UP RESERVATIONS – are first come, first served. Come to the host stand at the front entrance when you arrive to get a reservation; if we don’t have any open tables, we’ll take your name & number, and text you when a table is available. For now, we’re required to enforce a maximum attendance capacity and seat folks by reservation only. Seating for groups of up to 4 (up to 6 if you’re all family).  Due to state-mandated capacity limits, we can’t allow folks to grab a beer and wait in the taproom.

PRE-ORDER CURBSIDE PICK-UP HOURS:

WED – FRI | 4PM – 8PM
SAT – SUN | 12PM – 6PM

RESIDENTIAL DELIVERY:

Place your order before 4 pm for same-day delivery. Orders received after 4 pm will be delivered the next day. See the online store for details & our delivery area.

TAPROOM SERVICE: Temporarily suspended, beginning 11/21

TRIVIA MAFIA: Temporarily cancelled

MUG MONDAYS: Temporarily cancelled

We don’t have one. The quickest way to reach someone at the taproom is through Facebook Messenger or with an email to info@vennbrewing.com, both of which are checked on a regular basis.
All of our beers are gluten-reduced all the time. We add an enzyme to our fermentations that breaks down the naturally occurring gluten in our brewing grains into simpler proteins and amino acids, effectively negating any existing gluten. However, because our beer is made with barley, wheat, oats, and rye, we can’t call them “gluten-free.”

We don’t lab test all of the beer we make for gluten but the ones that we have tested passed the Celiac-safe standard of 20ppm gluten with flying colors. We’ve had many guests with gluten sensitivities and intolerances drink our beer with no problems at all – However, you will have to consume at your own risk.

Want to take some delicious Venn beer home? We’ve got pre-filled 750-mL crowlers available at the taproom or through pre-order purchase in our online store. Check out the store here!

Want to take even more delicious Venn beer home? We fill brand-spankin’-new, sanitized, 64-oz glass growlers on demand. Due to COVID-19 we are no longer accepting used Venn growlers to swap out, and we are not filling any outside growlers. When it’s safe to refill other growlers again, we’ll do so, but until then, please leave them at home.

The latest we can sell growlers and crowlers is 10 pm, and they all have to be off the premises by then, too. They also need to stay snugly closed until they’re off the premises. That’s all state law, friends.

For those looking for a non-alcoholic option, we’ve got a range of locally-produced sodas, cold-brew canned coffee, and juice for the little ones available.

As for other outside beverages, we have to be sticklers: you’re welcome to bring in water bottles, but we can’t have any other alcohol in the brewery except our own delicious beer. That means no wine, no cider, no liquor, and no other brewers’ beers consumed on our premises. That’s all state law that we’ve gotta enforce.

Beer is best friends with food! We don’t have a kitchen ourselves, but we book food trucks to park right out front and provide tasty nosh – check out the FOOD TRUCK CALENDAR for the full schedule.

Want to bring your own grub? We’re cool with that, too – just make sure you’ve got all the utensils and serving ware you’ll need, ’cause we don’t keep any on hand.

We love doggos! Leashed pups with well-behaved humans are welcome inside and out.

Please keep a close eye on your furry friends and come prepared to take care of their various needs. We want to be able to host our furry friends, but the privilege to do so is dependent upon them being adequately looked after. Be cool. Don’t be a dick.

Due to COVID-19, we aren’t able to host groups of more than 4 (or 6 if you’re family). We expect that the state will continue to adjust these guidelines for the foreseeable future, and we will do our best to keep pace with the changing rules, but in the meantime, be cool: we miss hanging with big groups of our friends & loved ones too, and we can’t wait until we’re safely able to host your shindigs again.

Pandemic or not, we don’t offer full-use, exclusive reservations for the taproom or patio during normal hours of operation. When it’s safe to do so again, we’ve got options for reserving space for larger groups; send an email to events@vennbrewing.com to discuss details. (Heads up, though: right now we aren’t even attempting to schedule any future big-group dates.)

You can easily make your way here by light rail, bus, bike, or on foot.

If you plan to come by car, we’ve got 14 reserved spaces in the parking lot just north of our building, clearly marked with Venn Brewing signs. Parking spots are reserved for guests currently in the taproom; if you leave Venn but your car doesn’t, there’s a pretty good chance it’ll get towed. We hate for things to be complicated, but sharing our space with the transit center makes things… interesting.

Let’s be real: sometimes a visit to the taproom is too much fun, and driving home afterward isn’t a safe choice. If you need to make the responsible decision of getting a ride home, please check in with bar staff and let them know the make, model, and color of your car so we can account for it at the end of the night. We do ask that you collect it before noon the next day.

On-street parking is also available in the surrounding neighborhood, but pay attention to the posted parking rules. We love our neighbors, so please be cool to them and respect their property if you’re parked on their street.

Whatever your mode of transportation, please make plans to arrive and depart in a responsible fashion.

SNOW EMERGENCIES & PARKING IN THE VENN LOT:
During a snow emergency, cars left in the lot after Venn has closed WILL get towed – from any spot, no matter what, even if you told the staff you need to leave your car. That one’s beyond our control, friends.