Indoor Dining Is Open

Monroe County is going into the green! That means we can open our indoor dining room at 50% capacity. Of course, we’ll be following all guidelines for sanitation and social distancing, like extra space between tables and new partitions between booths. Same as with the yellow phase, you still need to wear masks when entering, exiting and walking around the place. You can take your masks off while seated at your table or the bar. Yes – the bars will be open both inside and at the Pint Size Park! Some green phase rules apply: Sorry, but no standing at the bar just yet. You can sit together with up to 4 people max in your party. We’ll have appropriate social distancing between each ‘party’ at the bar. Pint Size Park game equipment will be kept behind the Tiki bar, and we’ll have a check-out system in place to ensure proper sanitation between guest uses. Hey, thanks for all of your support as we work our way through this together. We’re looking forward to seeing more of you soon, whether it’s for indoor dining, outdoor dining at the main restaurant or at the Pint Size Park, or curbside pick-up and delivery. We’re here to help you get your Barley Creek whatever way works best for you. Oh, and one more thing – the Tasting Room at the Crossings also opens today! Cheers to Green!

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Open for Outdoor Dining – Now taking Reservations online

Our first week of outdoor dining was great. Thanks so much for all of your support! We’re looking forward to another great week, and then moving into the “green” phase next week with indoor dining (following all guidelines for health and safety of course!). We’ll have more details about indoor dining in next week’s Ale Mail (sign up at the bottom of the page if you don’t get it already).  Most of you know that Barley Creek has never taken reservations before. Well last week, we took our first reservations in Barley Creek history, and Aimee volunteered her email for the job. Yeah, we pretty much broke her phone and almost sent her into early labor. Sorry Aimee! (Sorry Aimee’s Baby!) I guess you were all excited to get out because Aimee got a LOT of emails. Hey – we missed all of you too! This week, we’re teaming up with Yelp to take reservations and manage a remote wait list. Exactly 63 seconds after it went “live” we got our first reservation, so we know it works! Here’s the most important thing to remember. We are taking a limited number of reservations, and we are not taking any same-day reservations. BUT – WE HAVE A LOT OF WALK-IN TABLES!! So, if you can’t book a reservation on Yelp, it does NOT mean that there are no tables or even that there is a wait. You can book reservations a few different ways: directly from our website (click here), use the Yelp app on your phone, or go to Barley Creek’s Yelp page here. You can make a reservation (up to 14 days in advance; no same day reservations). You can also see the live wait time and join the waitlist if there’s a wait. Once you’re on the waitlist, Yelp will let you know when to arrive and text you a link so you can track your place in line. Easy, right?

Okay, pop quiz: What’s the most important thing? Repeat after me: if you can’t get a reservation, that doesn’t mean we don’t have a table for you! We have a lot of tables. We love walk-ins! We love you and can’t wait to see you!

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Outdoor Dining Coming June 5!

Friday, June 5 is the day outdoor dining will be allowed at restaurants in yellow phase counties. Our entire team has been working like crazy for weeks to get the Pint Size Park ready! If you’ve stopped by for curbside pickup (and massive thanks to all of you who have!), you’ve probably seen us out there cleaning, planting and planning. As always, you can be sure that Barley Creek will be following and exceeding all the guidelines for social distancing, sanitation and safety. We have really missed you and can’t wait till we can dine safely together again! We will continue offering our awesome delivery and curbside takeout options as well.

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New Menu Items Added!

We expanded our menu! New items include Pan-seared Atlantic Salmon, Boneless Wings, Keilbasa & Sauerkraut, Steak & Cheese Sandwich, Poutine, Cheese Steak Poutine, Chicken & Waffles, and Cauliflower pizza crusts. We also have Girl Scout cookies back in stock! Hungry? Order today for delivery or curbside pickup. Don’t forget to check out the Barley Creek Market for a selection of household goods, including hand sanitizer, juices, soda and other beverages, produce, snacks, canned and dry goods, and more. Stay tuned for more additions soon…

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Hand Sanitizer Now Available For Shipping

Barley Creek hand sanitizer is now available for shipping! You can order 4 bottles (4oz each) for $14.50 plus shipping. We also have half-gallon bottles ($40, limit 1) available for pick-up or delivery. To order hand-sanitizer for shipping, click here for our online Brewtique. To order hand-sanitizer for pick-up or delivery, click here. For healthcare facilities and emergency personnel that need larger quantities, please call us directly at 570-629-9399 to discuss special pricing and availability for larger volume orders. Supplies fluctuate. We may be out of stock from time to time. We may also have to reevaluate our approach as conditions continue to evolve.

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Air High-Fives

The response to our hand sanitizer project has been overwhelming. A big thanks to everyone who has helped with materials, bottles and donations to help keep the project going, as well as to our team members, who have been working tirelessly to try to keep up with demand. We’re pumped that we’ve been able to give away thousands of bottles of free sanitizer to many local first responders and health care workers out on the front lines. We want to keep that going! We’ll also try to keep including a free small bottle with our delivery and pick-up orders, while supplies last. In addition, to help offset costs, we’re now offering small bottles of hand sanitizer for purchase at a nominal charge. (pick-up and delivery only; we can’t ship sanitizer at this time.) Proceeds from these sales will allow us to keep getting free sanitizer out locally where it’s needed most. For health care facilities and emergency personnel that need larger quantities, please call us directly to discuss special pricing and availability for larger volume orders. Please remember that demand is high. We’re trying to make it as fast as we can, but supplies fluctuate, and we may be out of stock from time to time. We may also have to reevaluate our approach as conditions continue to evolve. We’ll keep you posted. Thanks for your patience and continued support. Everyone here at Barley Creek is proud to be able to support our community now and always.

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Barley Creek Open For Pick-Up & Delivery

As you know, Governor Wolf issued a stay-at-home order for some PA counties, including Monroe. As an essential food supplier, Barley Creek will remain open for pick-up and delivery in order to help get food out to the community. Here’s what you need to know:

  • All orders should be placed by phone (570-629-9399) or order online.
  • When you come to pick up your order, park in the designated parking spot and then call to confirm that your order is ready. When it’s ready, you can come inside to pick it up or, if you prefer, we can bring it out to your car.
  • Delivery is also available online through Doordash.
  • Menus are available online here.
  • Beer, wine and spirits are also available for pick-up and delivery.
  • We’re still making hand-sanitizer. While supplies last, we may be able to include a small bottle with your to-go order if requested.
  • We’re looking at ways to expand our offerings to help meet key community needs and possibly save you an extra stop somewhere. This could include heat-and-eat meal kits, groceries, and other common household supplies. We’ll keep you posted.
  • We’ll keep posting daily specials and updates on the website, through Ale Mail, and on social media. Follow us here on Instagram and Facebook.

Thank you so much to all of you who are continuing to support Barley Creek as we try to support our community. Stay healthy and stay sane! We’ll get through this together.

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Hand Sanitizer Update

We’ve had an overwhelming response to our hand sanitizer project, and we wanted to let you know what’s going on.

• We’re working hard on sourcing materials and supplies, and we’re trying to keep up with demand as best we can.
• When we have sanitizer in stock, we’re continuing to offer free small bottles to our staff, delivery drivers, to-go customers, and local first responders.
• We’re also offering small bottles for free to individuals in need, but for those who can afford it, we’re happy to accept donations to help keep the project going.
• We’ve been able to get a limited supply of larger 4-ounce bottles. We’ll be charging $2 for those bottles to help offset the cost of materials, bottles, shipping, labels and labor.

As you know, things change rapidly these days, so we’ll keep you updated as necessary.

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Imagine a world where you can’t brew beer for five months…

Luckily, we don’t have to worry about that at Barley Creek. But, if you were a 16th century Bavarian brewer, an annual five-month brewing ban was a real thing. So, what did they do? How about a little work-around that eventually led to the rise of the biergarten?

Necessity is the mother of invention, folks. The Brauordnung beer laws limited brewing to only the winter months, so Bavarian brewers had to figure out how to keep enough cold beer on hand to satisfy the thirsty masses during the hot summers. They dug deep cellars, put the beer barrels on ice, and then planted big ole chestnut trees on top for some extra cooling shade. Then someone had a Big Idea. You know, a picnic table would be prettttty nice under that tree. A perfect place to drink a brew. And voilà, the biergarten concept was born.

We may not have chestnut trees at the Pint Size Park & Biergarten, but we do have great beer, and plenty of it. And this Sunday kicks off the Pint Size Park 2019 Season! Don’t miss our Opening Day party. We’ll have live music from the Bandana Brothers, awesome food, a bounce house, and plenty of fun and games for the whole family. Plus, a portion of proceeds will benefit Camp Papillon animal shelter.

As the Germans like to say: Da Steppt der Bär… Literally, it translates to the bear dances there, but the English equivalent is this: It’s going to be a great party!

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