The Pilbara’s newest brewery is among the swathe of workplaces transforming their services to keep afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic. Karratha’s North West Brewing Co has transformed its beer garden into a drive-through to stay open. The brewery in the Karratha Industrial Estate, is now offering a revamped coronavirus-themed menu for hungry locals. North West Brewing Co owner Dan Scott said it was about making enough money to “keep the lights on”. Mr Scott, pictured, said from its lunch and dinner service, the business was getting about 50 orders a day. “We just want to pay our bills — we have a 40kW solar system on our roof and our energy costs are still at $6200 a month, so you add rent on top of that and the other utilities and wages, it’s an expensive business to run,” he said. Mr Scott said when the Federal Government announced new restrictions to close dine-in services at bars, he was forced let go all his staff except the two chefs. “Obviously I’ll try and give them some work if the town keeps backing us, and as long as we are still able to be open,” he said. Other pubs and restaurants around town have also altered their business, offering deliveries, while Blanche Bar is also live streaming local musicians performing at its venue. Blanche owner Bart Parsons said the deliveries meant the business was operating on small profit margins. “We’ve got some international people who aren’t covered by the $1500 payment, we’re obviously trying to get through and have a staff group at the end,” he said. “I wouldn’t say it’s doing great, but we’re doing what we can.” Mr Parsons said the community had been supportive, and his goal was to be able to reopen with a skilled workforce at the end of the pandemic.