Here’s what downtown Dayton’s largest craft breweries are doing during pandemic

Lock 27, Warped Wing are offering food menu as well as beer for curbside pickup, delivery

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Two of downtown Dayton’s largest craft breweries are remaining open for curbside pickup and delivery of their beers and their food menu as well during the coronavirus pandemic.

The stay-at-home order that took effect Tuesday, March 24, exempts restaurants selling prepared food for curbside pickup and delivery, and it also exempts beer-and-wine and liquor retail stores and operations. And Ohioans are allowed to leave their homes to pick up food and beverages, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, under the terms of the order.

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“Lock 27 Brewing is taking all necessary precautions and following all guidelines handed down by the state of Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health and the CDC to continue to provide our community with our quality products,” Lock 27 owners said Wednesday in a release. “We will be here for you with continued services of curbside takeout, as well as delivery service for both the city of Dayton and Centerville during this time.”

Lock 27 founder, head brewer and CEO Steve Barnhart said the brewery is “committed to helping our great state flatten the curve while providing a sense of community in these times of social distancing and self-isolation.”

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Likewise, Warped Wing Brewing Company has adopted a contact-free curbside carryout and home delivery service of its full food menu and bottled and canned beer and kegs, co-founder Nick Bowman told this news outlet Wednesday afternoon between home deliveries.

“We’re doing all this  in a safe manner,” Bowman said.

In fact, Warped Wing on Wednesday released a new beer in cans, Magic Apricot Gose. It also is making available to customers some “library beers” from its stash of barrel-aged and dark beers.

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Downtown Dayton’s other larger-scale craft brewery, Dayton Beer Company, is not offering carryout of its food menu, in part because of a construction project and expansion at the brewery related to the addition of a distillery, according to founder Peter Hilgeman. Customers seeking packaged beers can call or make an appointment via DBC’s social media platforms between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Hilgeman said.

The Lock 27 Dayton gastropub  at 329 E. First St. in Dayton is open for delivery and carryout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Delivery is limited to within five miles from each Lock 27 Gastropub. Online ordering is available at To order by phone from the downtown Dayton location, call 937-433-2739, ext. 2.

The Lock 27 Centerville Gastropub at 1035 S. Main St. also is offering the same services at the same hours as the downtown Dayton location. Customers of the Centerville location can place an order at 937-433-2739, ext. 1. Online ordering is also available for the Centerville location at

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At Warped Wing, curbside carryout is available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Orders can be placed and paid for by phone, and will be delivered to a customer's vehicle. ID is required. Free local delivery is available within 10 miles of the brewery, with a $30 minimum order. For more information or to place an order, call 937-222-7003.

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