Eating & Drinking

Eating & Drinking

The Pub
Monday, 12 December 2016 14:09

The Pub

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Keith Flett samples some beer and ponders the pub. Having written on the current state of beer and brewing, together with some historical context, it is perhaps time to take a brief stop to actually sample some beer. This can be done in numerous places but the traditional British venue is…
Craft beer and competition
Monday, 24 October 2016 15:00

Craft beer and competition

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Keith Flett continues his selfless quest at beer festivals to identify the economics of producing craft beer in a competitive, capitalist market - and what tastes nice. Further to my earlier thoughts on craft beer I travelled to Manchester in early October to attend the Independent Manchester Beer Convention (IndyManBeerCon). …
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 14:38

Marketing a culture of overconsumption

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Dr. Emma Boyland continues her series with a look at marketing strategies by Big Food to promote overconsumption. A drum-playing gorilla. An orange tiger saying “grrrreat!”. Even the simplicity of a jingle and “I’m loving it!”. What do all of these things have in common? They’re all television adverts that…
Beer Street and Gin Lane
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 19 July 2016 15:20

As Soon As This Pub Closes

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Keith Flett starts a new series on drink, pubs and politics. My title comes from a song in the play Close the Coalhouse Door, written by Alex Glasgow and Henry Livings and perhaps sums up the awkward relationship between drink, pubs, the left and the wider labour movement. The singer…
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