It’s been an extraordinary month as the whole world has shut its doors, people have socially distanced, and every news channel discusses nothing but Covid-19. But, after 64 editions of Brsto already flushed down the proverbial toilet, the show must go on. Edition 65 is our first stay-at-home edition and was a wonderful way to be together even though we weren’t physically together.
While everyone was at home, we used video conferencing to connect; and connect we did! We even had some very special guests – Bob Beck and Warren Wilansky dialed in for a once in a blue moon visit. Kristen’s friend Nicole dialed in from Vancouver. Dan joined us again from his new home in Seattle. Kristen and Nick’s coworker Malena and her partner Marcus connected all the way from Ecuador for their first ever Brsto. They run their own microbrewery called Athena Homebrew in Cotacachi and sipped on their own brew.
I know we all like Brsto and love our beers, but Brsto 65 really showed that this thing is really about the people and being together. To be honest, many of our crew had been through a stressful period and this brief respite from the stressors of the world and just a moment focused on beer, jokes, and connecting, was an important and meaningful reminder of why we do this. It was a group of friends finding support and connection. ❤️