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We masked up. We stayed home. When we drank at breweries, we did so outside, or in taprooms operating at 50% capacity or less. We shopped local, and bought local, via BierMi, or other platforms. And yet, here we are. This year-long group project where only some of us do the work, carrying the rest, is hopefully maybe almost over; there&rsqu ...

2020, the Year We Did Our Part

We masked up. We stayed home. When we drank at breweries, we did so outside, or in taprooms operating at 50% capacity or less. We shopped local, and bought local, via BierMi, or other platforms. And yet, here we are. This year-long group project where only some of us do the work, carrying the rest, is hopefully maybe almost over; there’s a vaccine, but the holidays means traveling and super-spreading for some. But this article isn’t about what people could have, should have done. Rather, it’s about the institutions that failed us, because, you see, there are no individual solutions to structural problems. I’m going to repeat this. I’m going to shout it from the rooftops: THERE ARE NO INDIVIDUAL SOLUTIONS TO STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS.

There is nothing you, or I, or all of us, DCBeer.com readership can or could do to save the local bars, breweries, and restaurants we know and love. I could drink nothing but Astro Lab beer from March to now, pairing it with food from Smoke and Barrel, and it wo

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