For generations, in times of stress, beer has offered an outlet: a chance to relax and a chance to socialize. Unfortunately, in these stressful times of social distancing, quarantines, and bar closures, the coronavirus has stripped beer of half its powers: It can still intoxicate, but it shouldn't socially lubricate. So the question becomes what does that mean for the brewing industry? Clearly, fewer people will be going out to drink, but will more people be stockpiling at home? And what about smaller breweries that rely on taproom sales?