LOWER ALSACE TWP., Pa. - The raindrops rolling down the darkened windows of Klinger's on Carsonia tell a bleak story.

"You walk in the front door and there's nobody sitting at the tables, nobody sitting at the bar," said Mark Klinger, the co-owner of the three Klinger's locations in Berks. "The camaraderie that's usually here is not here."

Klinger said the COVID-19 crisis has not only left his dining rooms empty, but his bottom line starving.

"Looking at my three businesses across the board, I've lost more than 50% of my revenue," Klinger said Monday.

Klinger's on Carsonia front door during coronavirus crisis

He said until gathering restrictions are lifted, Klinger's at the Airport in Bern Township is closed, but what's keeping the air beneath his wing is take-out orders at his restaurants in Lower Alsace Township and Fleetwood, where pickup and delivery are available.

"It's definitely been nice to have the support from the community," said Klinger.

A local brewer is looking to tap into that small amount of success. Kirby Powell of Saucony Creek Brewing Company said customers have been taking advantage of take-out at his brewpubs in Maxatawny Township and at Franklin Station in downtown Reading. It doesn't stop with just food fill-ups, either.

Saucony Creek Brewing Company

"We've had people buy six packs. We've had people buy cases, and we had people come in to buy kegs of beer," said Powell. "When someone brings a growler in, we're running it through a sanitize solution in the sink just to give a little extra comfort that that growler is fully sanitized."

For bars and brewpubs, cheers are in order once the coronavirus crisis is all over.

"Let's hope that it's a temporary new normal, not a new normal," said Powell.