Rochester’s Little Thistle Brewery Announces Reopening Plans
One of Rochester's way-cool craft breweries has announced when its taproom is reopening again.
We'd heard last week that Gov. Walz had given the green light for bars, restaurants and taprooms to open again for dine-in service beginning June 1st-- as long as it's outside and adheres to proper social distancing protocol and guidelines for cleanliness and sanitizing.
And now we know when-- and how-- Little Thistle Brewing Company will reopen its taproom in northwest Rochester. According to a post on their Facebook page, Little Thistle is getting set to open their taproom (well, their outdoor patio and beer garden, to be more specific) for dine-in service on Tuesday, June 9th.
Little Thistle says their new outdoor space can comfortably seat 50 people (the maximum allowed under the Governor's latest order) while still maintaining proper social distancing. They'll be selling pints only (no taster-size glasses) and you'll need a reservation, as well. (Also a requirement of the Governor's order.) The post said they're working on their reservation system and will have more on that later.
Over the next week, the post said the crew at Little Thistle be doing a deep-clean and taking a quick break before they open up again. You can get more details on other specific rules regarding their opening HERE.
I know my wife and I can't wait to hoist a celebratory pint while enjoying Little Thistle's outdoor space soon. We've ridden by while on a few bike rides along the Douglas Trail, and it looks pretty cool. I hope their reopening goes well!