Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Session: Quarantine Edition Announcement

Yes you read that right, for a limited time only (quite possibly just this once, or maybe a few times depending on response) The Session is making a comeback.


It all started with this tweet:

Jay and I then ran polls to gauge interest and only a few people categorically said "no", so here we go for the Quarantine Edition of The Session...but first, a reminder:

The Session, a.k.a. Beer Blogging Friday, is an opportunity once a month for beer bloggers from around the world to get together and write from their own unique perspective on a single topic.

Given that I suggested its return, it would seem churlish of me to not step up and suggest the theme for our compositions, but what to write about? I suppose I could be mildly snarky and ask everyone to go out and buy some Corona beer and write about that, but that seems a tad flippant.

Having been bombarded for the last 4 or 5 weeks by various media sources and corporate email blasts telling everything that companies are doing to combat COVID-19 and how they are "on your side", the phrases that have been so heavily used as to border on cliche include "abundance of caution" (title of the next Coldplay album apparently), "unprecedented times", and "the new normal". In there is the genesis of the theme for the Quarantine Edition of the The Session, in these unprecedented times, what has become your new drinking normal? Are you drinking more? Less? Have you raided the cellar regularly? Is there a particular brewery whose beer is keeping you company while you are confined to barracks? Has there been a beer revelation in these times?

Basically, tell us where you are at.

Given that folks' schedules are all over the place, I am going to recommend putting you post up next Friday, May 1st, as would be the usual schedule, but if it works better for you to post a day or two early, or late, that's fine. I will do a roundup the following Friday, May 8th, to give as many people as need it the time to participate.

Don't forget to add a link to your post, Twitter thread, Instagram pictures, however you plan to post, to this post so I can include you in the round up.

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