Breweries are places where beer is being made while a person who does the task is called brewer, the few taprooms that also sell food are special ones. Bottling works do so to attract and keep the customers in their building consuming more beer hence enhancing profit margin. These breweries in most cases work closely with restaurants or bistros to ensure that the food is always available to the customers. Although, others build their kitchen alongside the brewery building while working independently.
The breweries that sell beer alongside food are normally run and managed by business people who are renowned. When they invest in any business, they want to focus and increase profits. Taprooms take selling food in breweries as an opportunity to get more profits not only in one inlet but several. The location of a brewery may be of strategic importance in provision of chance to sell food. For instance, if there is no restaurant that is near to where the brewery is located, it means that there would be the need for the brewery to also offer food besides beer.
However, there are these other breweries which do not have food, tend to focus more on the hard tasks associated with beer manufacturing to avoid producing products which are not quality. This aids in ensuring that undue stress to the brewers is avoided. These breweries have then decided to allow those with qualifications in food matters such as chefs, cooks to handle them by having a restaurant as a separate entity from the brewery.
A person who brews beer is not a chef or does not have a food service management unit. Brewer is a beer maker and find it difficult to put up an eatery like restaurant together with winery because the starting capital is high. The cost of opening, running and managing a restaurant alongside a taproom is expensive. There will be a need to employ more people to work as chefs, cooks, cleaners, waiters, waitresses. Food service managers are required to plan the food part of the business. Building or even hiring kitchen and restaurant requires large space. All these become much expensive for breweries to handle.
The issue of licensing and permits force most winery factories to stick to only one task of manufacturing beer. Having an eatery in a taproom means that expenses will be incurred due to extra licensing. In turn, affecting the profit margins for the breweries considering the fact that mostly, restaurants do not make high profits on food. This means that, no profit or less profit is a no business.
Making beer and preparing food are two largely different sets of skills. Many breweries want to put more effort on the work of manufacturing, producing consistent quality beer. This indicates that they will not have ample time to prepare, sell food. Brewers are only skilled, knowledgeable in operating the machines in the beer factory. Distillery without food are avoiding to cloud the brewer’s mind with things other than beer manufacturing. It is something done breweries out of good will by allowing business which deal with food to deal with it to curb unhealthy commercial competition.
Location of the brewery
Some localities do not permit a combined eatery and a taproom. In such areas, beer making license only allows you to deal with the selling of beer and nothing else. It shows that no eatery can work together with the winery for this reason, they do not offer food services.
Production of beer is a hard task
Every alcohol industry aims at making, producing consistent beer, which in most cases is a difficult task to perform. They focus on their work by ensuring that the beer they are making taste always the same. Small-scale beer makers train themselves to be disciplined, passionate and dedicated towards their job therefore cannot even think of selling food to customers because it is not what they are passionate about.
It is not something new having some distilleries with food while others do not have since both have their reasons. Most breweries have actually closed down their kitchens following the emergence of communicable diseases. They did so to curb the crowding of customers which flout one of the measures to contain its spread.