Be kind to each other.

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. mallthus

    mallthus Initiate (167) Mar 31, 2003 Colorado

    For what it’s worth, pub quiz company Geeks Who Drink suspended operations today, laying off all staff nationwide. That’s more than 500 full and part time workers. Multiply that across the thousands and thousands of bars, breweries, restaurants, and other venues forced to close now and in the coming days. And even when this has passed, only a portion of those jobs will come back.
  2. BeardedDog

    BeardedDog Initiate (89) Apr 7, 2008 New York

    That's why I have a full Craft Beer Fridge! No negativity here! Cheers to all!
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  3. BigAggie89

    BigAggie89 Disciple (351) May 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    you took my line. Now I have to think of another post.
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  4. Newport_beerguy

    Newport_beerguy Zealot (573) Feb 24, 2011 Rhode Island

    Unfortunately 2 squares a day refers not to the meals brought to kids out of school, but the toilet paper limit at our local store. Was that bad enough?
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  5. Mortarforker

    Mortarforker Champion (808) Oct 27, 2004 Texas

    Love all my fellow BAs! Stay strong and for God's sake,enjoy a great beer.
  6. BigAggie89

    BigAggie89 Disciple (351) May 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    For those who know old country music, all I can think of for a good song right now is David Allen Coe's "Take this job and shove it". Let's go have a craft beer and support the local bar.
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  7. schrempf

    schrempf Initiate (59) Aug 27, 2015 Illinois

    It makes me happy to know there are more beers to discover. If they close the liquor store my happiness will fade, fast.
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  8. Conteacher

    Conteacher Initiate (84) Dec 13, 2010 California

    NY, VT and other New England states are shutting down all brewpubs and tap rooms. NY. at least, is allowing them to sell everything to go. So, if you can, support your local brewpub.
  9. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (3,938) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    What an appropriate sentiment today. Thanks, Todd!
  10. gueuzegeek

    gueuzegeek Zealot (590) Aug 11, 2003 New Jersey

    Thank you, Todd!!
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  11. LOWFisherman

    LOWFisherman Initiate (31) Sep 21, 2018 Minnesota

    I got the call tonight. Laid off for the foreseeable future. Hope things straighten out
  12. ChefStar007

    ChefStar007 Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2019

    Absolutely. I have used humor (self deprecating) to help people that follow me. It works. I posted a helpful hint telling people to reduce the number of times they lick doorknobs and keyboards and someone found a gif of a young girl licking a railing. It gave everyone a good laugh.
  13. scurfie

    scurfie Devotee (418) Apr 6, 2007 Pennsylvania

    We will pull through this. I wonder if we'll be stronger in the end.
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  14. micada

    micada Disciple (334) Jul 13, 2015 New York

    Because we should trust the idiots who gave us a $6,000,000,000 deficit. I mean, well-intentioned folks.
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  15. rbowser

    rbowser Aspirant (223) Sep 10, 2005 New Hampshire

    Sadly, my local brewpub / breweries are now only open for beer to go. I plan to support them throughout this lock down. I just bought a 4-pack from the brewery closest to my house, a very quiet place today.

    I agree we should all do what we can to help out. The least is to be courteous and civil, the best to do what you can to help others.
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  16. jimbo1

    jimbo1 Initiate (92) Dec 15, 2008 Pennsylvania

    If you can, and your local brewery has them, consider buying a gift card to help them with a "cash advance", if you will. After this craziness, the craft beer and delicious food will taste even better.

    Cheers to all.
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  17. socon67

    socon67 Poo-Bah (2,181) Jun 18, 2010 New York

    As many have posted, if you can help your local brewery, take out restaurant, or other businesses in your community it goes a long way. I can only imagine the stress of someone who has to deal with this and the fear of not getting a regular paycheck. This is the time to show that the BA community, and folks looking out for each other, can make a huge difference.
  18. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Poo-Bah (1,773) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    Agreed, stock up and make sure you’re buying from smaller independent breweries. They’ve got to be struggling right now.
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  19. RobertWichert

    RobertWichert Initiate (19) Mar 8, 2019 California

    We should all be kind, of course, but seeing bars close down is very sad to me.

    Let’s hope it passes quickly.
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  20. ILeftNJ

    ILeftNJ Initiate (86) Mar 21, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Hit my local beer distributor (Shangys) to see if there was hoarding going on. Did not see that but it was busy. Scored a case of Veltins Pilsner cheap!
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  21. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (3,167) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Really sorry to hear that man.
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  22. satoshim

    satoshim Initiate (1) Jan 14, 2020

    Thank you, Todd. Appreciate for your words.
    Japan is going to be better than last month. Hope situation to recover soon. And cheers with all of us in person.
  23. dukeandduke

    dukeandduke Meyvn (1,318) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    You may have been the only poster I reported for language upon my first venture into the WBAYDN, likely for an attack on Scream. I was like, "Who the hell is this asshole, and why is he cussing out that poster with no provocation?". I scrolled further and gained the context and was like "Oh, this is my kind of asshole." Had a good laugh, still do in the WBAYDN threads.

    Hope you stay safe as well and hope all goes well Scream and you are able to go out and about real soon!
  24. scream

    scream Meyvn (1,091) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    Thanks my friend !
  25. scream

    scream Meyvn (1,091) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    You see @vabeerguy do not be so "mean" to me !

    And, have a bourbon for St. Pats you have earned one - but just one !
  26. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (2,824) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    I have probably cussed more at you than the rest of the Advocates combined. One of these days I will figure out why that is.

    That bourbon recommendation sounds good. Speaking of bourbon, my brother in law in Pennsylvania told me that state stores in his area are closing for awhile and he got the last two bottles of bourbon after standing in line for 45 minutes.
  27. rodndtube

    rodndtube Devotee (446) Feb 24, 2007 Maryland

    Yes, I am a hoarder... picked up two cases of six packs of Weltenburger dunkel and marzen and Hofbrau dunkel and maibock. Really disappointed to not be going on our Bavaria and Hungary trip in May... all that great maibock :slight_frown:
  28. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,361) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Peace my brothas. And cheers!
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  29. Lucular

    Lucular Poo-Bah (3,058) Jun 20, 2014 Maryland
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    If we drink our calories via beer, does that mean we'll poop less and toilet paper supplies will last longer?
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  30. eppCOS

    eppCOS Meyvn (1,176) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado

    That approach is working for me. :wink:
  31. YDT

    YDT Initiate (91) Nov 19, 2006 Maryland

    You can say that again. In fact, I will propose a toast to Todd for the great resource/online affinity group hangout center. Let's tip our hats and glasses to the Alstroms for hosting the best online beer group ever. Cheers. Let's get through this together and continue to share everything about great beer.

  32. MadtownMaltman

    MadtownMaltman Aspirant (289) Feb 28, 2015 Wisconsin

    Thanks for the message Todd!
    Tap into our mojo ~ kindness and compassion are desperately needed now and in the days ahead.
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  33. pat61

    pat61 Poo-Bah (5,741) Dec 29, 2010 Minnesota

    Governor shut down all the bars, restaurants, and taprooms so I am heading down to the liquor store to stock up on Crowlers. I'm listening to Jimmy Cliff singing "Better Days are Coming" and drinking a Wadlmann Pilsner.
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  34. mothmanscott

    mothmanscott Poo-Bah (1,673) Jan 5, 2015 Georgia

    Amen brother. When it comes to toilet paper the country is no longer beating a dead horse, they're pounding its skeleton into dust. There's enough angst right now without any discussion of politics. Todd's right, be safe and compassionate. It's ancient wisdom and often overused but remember: If each person treated all people as they would like to be treated there would be no need for the military, police or prisons. I wish each and every one of you the best in these uncertain times.
  35. officerbill

    officerbill Disciple (373) Feb 9, 2019 New York

    PA's state owned liquor stores are all closed until further notice
    "All locations of Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores will be closed at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
    Grocery stores that sell wine and beer will not be prohibited from doing so, according to the PLCB."
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  36. Amendm

    Amendm Defender (675) Jun 7, 2018 Rhode Island

    Excellent statement and sentiment and judging by the number of LIKES it appears to be well received.

    Stay alert and safe.
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  37. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,077) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Well said, Todd!

    One of the "friendliest" days that I can remember was the aftermath of 9/11. Everyone seemed so courteous and pleasant to each other.

    Why do we need a disaster to bring out the best in us?? Man is a strange beast.

    As far as the peeps on BA, they are some of the nicest folks that I have ever yacked with. They've kept me around this joint for going on 18 years!
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  38. struise

    struise Initiate (97) Jan 19, 2008 Belgium

    Thanks for the kind words and your not so promising statement Todd :-)

    I would like to take this opportunity to give you all an update from little Belgium.

    Our government and other European governments are currently evolving from quarantine to lockdown.

    This slows down and pushes our economic activities to a final standstill. Orders are delayed and others are cancelled, beer sales at Struise brewery have stopped two weeks ago.

    Due to health & concern for our team and according to the guidelines set by the Belgian government, Struise brewery has been fully closed since March 13th and will remain closed until April 6th.

    In the meantime, we are keeping our hearts set on ensuring that these strict measures are not made worse or prolonged. Our society is being threatened and the damage is difficult to oversee or quantify. We mourn the many casualties and express our strength to all those who have already lost a relative. Furthermore, we wish everyone on this forum and beyond a safe and secure journey.


    Urbain @ Struise
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  39. DLDKAG

    DLDKAG Disciple (336) Sep 12, 2012 Michigan

    Very well said, and the replies have been great. The struise update is a great reminder of how massive this problem is, and how the trickle down impact effects everyone.

    I have many great beers to consume at home, but they always taste better when drinking with friends. Hopefully that age-old practice can be resumed before too long.

    Cheers and prayers to all.
  40. Chevyandbeer

    Chevyandbeer Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2019

    My words exactly! A very uplifting post, thanks all! There's hope....
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