Niles Brewing Company to open for pickup December 12

Photo courtesy of Brandon Townsley

NILES, Mich.— A new brewery in Niles is planning to open December 12 with special online ordering options as Michigan remains under a partial shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Niles Brewing Company, located at 206 E. Main Street, is planning to offer four of its beers online.

“Once the order is lifted and we can have indoor dining, we will adjust to a reservation only system to be in compliance with limit restrictions,” said owner Brandon Townsley.

The epidemic order that places restrictions on restaurants and bars was extended until December 20 in an announcement made by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Monday. Restaurants are only allowed to offer outdoor dining, takeout and delivery while the order in in effect.

Townsley said they will have the beers canned and ready to go for opening of the nanobrewery.

A photo and description of each canned beer option will be released each day during the week of the opening.

The plan is to make the beers available to order online at 10 a.m. on December 12 and offer three different pickup days for orders.

The pickup days will be December 12 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., December 13 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and December 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Pickup for online orders can be done by going inside of the new brewery or using the drive-thru pickup area along Second Street.

If inside of the brewery, customers must wear a face covering.

When the brewery is able to open up with fewer restrictions, Townsley said that they may work with local food trucks on the weekends.

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