Beer Twitter Advice: How To Like Beer Again

My first thought was: Keep drinking it. But there are better thoughts on the subject.

Here is the best of Beer Twitter’s advice:

This is a great place to start. We talk about it on the Perfect Pour; reset your palate.

I occasionally buy a 12-pack of an old favorite, Sierra Nevada Pale, and that usually makes things all freakin’ right.

Can’t go wrong supporting good people making good things.

That one falls under the resetting your palate umbrella and I’m for it.

Okie dokie:

Get your beers cold and watch some videos may be all ya need.

I will NOT endorse the wine tactic but I do endorse taking a break from beer if things are getting that bad. I probably should do this but simply don’t want to.

Oh HELL yes! 👏 Finding some hidden gem of a brewery in a new city. That will pump ya back up.

Yes yes yes 🧀. Which reminds me, I really want to put some charcuterie boards together themed for beer pairing and have a party and shit. We should ALL do this.

Nope nope nope. We done here. Chris, we are trying to fall BACK in love with beer, not block it from our feed.

How To Fall In Love With Beer Again [a recap]:

  • Drink some of your old favorite beers. Spend some time doing it.
  • Reset your palate. Drink stuff you never would normally drink. Weird styles. Even drink BAD beer.
  • Enjoy the good people around beer. Don’t overthink what you are drinking.
  • Watch other people enjoying beer. Brew some beer on your own.
  • Take a break. Simply don’t drink a damn thing for a while.
  • Focus on having the right beer with your food and go down a charcuterie cutting board hole.

If you have your own thoughts or advice on this, please leave it in the comments. And if you like pickles and olives on your charcuterie board, I think I’m falling in love with you.

Now let’s look at this board and think about the beers we want to have with it:

Board found at Natashaskitchen.com

Socially Distancing From Beer Gives Me Mixed Feelings

It’s happening. The Corona Virus is canceling or pushing back events and forcing beer places to temporarily close. As a consumer, I really don’t know what to do here.

On one hand, I want to respect the prevailing advice of simply staying home. Don’t move about town unless you have to.

The other? I don’t like seeing local businesses suffer. Nor do I want to see workers, that live paycheck to paycheck and sometimes rely on tips to make ends meet, suffer.

A couple weeks of little to no business can kill a small taproom and max out employee credit cards, really quick.

Damn. (That’s Fox Farm Brewery, by the way)

As I write this, I am in the camp of waiting this out a week or two. Staying home as much as I can (even though I have to go to work and have to go out for food). It changes almost by the hour so I might be doing something completely different tomorrow.

After my government recommended, “social distancing” (as an anxiety-filled loner, this is not that hard) is over and things have passed, I will go back to the breweries with a vengeance!

I’ll spend all the money I would have in the past two weeks, in one shot! Tip bigger than normal! Live. it. the. hell. up.

At this moment, the prevailing thought on Beer Twitter is to get out there and support right the hell now.

I can’t argue with that. But, then again, there is taking things too far as well:

Myself, I’m notebooking how much I think I would have spent during this time if it was a regular-ass week. Remember that. And when it’s deemed safe to get back out there, spend that, plus a little more.

Some folks are suggesting buying gift cards right now and spend them later. This is a great idea, but I don’t know of too many little breweries that have gift cards available to purchase online.

Unfortunately, I have not stocked up enough for two weeks. This would have been a start:

I just hope everyone is still there when this damn thing is done. In the meantime, I’ll just be buying beer from the store I had to go to anyway and washing my damn hands.

(This plan may be completely different in two days. It’s crazy out there)