Eating & Drinking

Eating & Drinking

How to drink beer ethically
Saturday, 20 November 2021 11:11

How to drink beer ethically

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It is a difficult period in craft beer, globally. With many of the well-known craft brewers now quite sizeable and moving into a second decade of operations, the focus has moved beyond the novelty and then the excellence of the beer brewed. Though these remain important issues, the new question…
Brewdog: what is to be done?
Friday, 18 June 2021 11:30

Brewdog: what is to be done?

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Keith Flett contributes to the debates around Brewdog If you drink craft beer you are probably aware of the crisis that has hit Scottish brewer Brewdog after a group of ex-employees, Punks With Purpose, published a statement detailing experiences of harassment and discrimination while they were working for the company.…
CAMRA at 50: will it combat Big Beer?
Thursday, 18 March 2021 20:04

CAMRA at 50: will it combat Big Beer?

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Keith Flett mulls over CAMRA's history and its options for future campaigning activity CAMRA is 50 years old in March. That is quite an achievement for a voluntary campaign, implying at least renewal through several generations of activists, something which is often hard to achieve. It now has 170,000 members…
Black Lives Matter, slavery, the Beerage and beer in 2020
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 06 July 2020 16:13

Black Lives Matter, slavery, the Beerage and beer in 2020

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Keith Flett considers Black Lives Matter, slavery, the history of the ‘Beerage’ and beer in 2020 Following the police killing of George Floyd the Black Lives Matter movement has exploded across the globe. It is nothing to do with beer, but that doesn’t mean that beer isn’t involved. Take an…
The future of breaking bread
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 09:16

The future of breaking bread

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Charlie Clutterbuck continues the joint Culture Matters/Morning Star series on the future of cultural activities after the Covid-19 crisis, looking at what will we have on our plates afterwards. Image above: ultra-processed cheese production, photo by Matthias Kabel Food is essential to live but has also been at the centre…
Dry January, temperance and the Left
Monday, 20 January 2020 17:31

Dry January, temperance and the Left

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Keith Flett writes about Dry January, and outlines the history of temperance & the left It’s Dry January – an annual campaign that suggests people should abstain from alcohol during the month, to recover from possible festive excesses and generally to cut down on drinking. It's important to understand that…
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