Brewster is lastly coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Gamers have been asking about/demanding Brewster for ages, like that one clip from The Mandalorian the place Werner Herzog says “I want to see the newborn”, solely as an alternative of “child”, it is “grownup chicken barista”.
For a major variety of ACNH gamers, although, that is their first Animal Crossing recreation — which signifies that they’ve by no means met Brewster. And that signifies that they’ve by no means been supplied Pigeon Milk of their espresso.
Let’s roll it again a little bit. Brewster’s identify is, clearly, a play on “Brew”, as in espresso, and “Rooster”, as in a male hen. Brewster is not a male hen, although — he’s, in keeping with the Animal Crossing wiki, a Blue Rock Dove, which is the flowery identify on your bog-standard urban-variety Pigeon. You recognize the one: the gray, head-bobbing chap that plagues parks and cafés worldwide. That is the man you need to make your espresso, proper?
After all, Brewster is elevated above his flying rat brethren as a result of he has fancy facial hair and a bowtie, marking him as an higher class pigeon. He would not put on sneakers, however he does put on an apron.
Brewster runs The Roost, which is his espresso store in earlier Animal Crossing video games, the place the music is a kind of sultry lounge piano, and the seats are sometimes crammed with visiting villagers and even particular characters like Tom Nook and Resetti. There’s an entire minigame in New Leaf, by which the participant can tackle a part-time job serving espresso in a particular uniform, with a reward of espresso beans for doing effectively.
However the perfect a part of Brewster’s existence is a uncommon incidence. The espresso is his fundamental approach of speaking with individuals, see, and he is fairly taciturn in any other case — however each once in a while, he’ll supply a shot of pigeon milk to place in your espresso.
It is simple to imagine that pigeon milk is only a enjoyable Animal Crossing joke, as a result of after all pigeons haven’t got milk. They’re birds, not mammals. They do not even have nipples! However, because it seems, this pigeon milk could also be Brewster’s particular approach of claiming that he likes you.
You in all probability already knew that birds regurgitate their meals to feed their infants, however do you know that it is really known as “crop milk”? It is a secretion which comes from the liner of their digestive tract, and in pigeons and doves, it is referred to as “pigeon milk”. When these birds eat meals, a part of it’s saved in a little bit pouch of their throat, which they’ll then yack up at will as sustenance for his or her nearest and dearest.
You could be pondering that you just positively do not need pigeon milk in your espresso — and particularly not after studying the Wikipedia description of it as “a semi-solid substance considerably like pale yellow cottage cheese” — however what if it is a signal of Brewster’s affection? Crop milk solely occurs when a chicken has infants, in any case, which suggests that Brewster sees himself as a considerably feathery fatherly determine. Alternatively, he is making an attempt to complement your food regimen, as a result of pigeon milk is excessive in protein, fats, and antibodies.
Both approach, The Roost is coming to Animal Crossing, and that signifies that Brewster’s cottage cheesey secretions are coming, too. You have been warned.