Beer’s Fourth Estate

  There is an inherent almost instinctive human need to grade our experiences. Rating things enhances our status as a consumer from passive to active. It wrestles the power away from the capitalist’s boardrooms and shareholders and back into our hands. Producers of goods are now beholden to a wide audience and their experiences. The…

Grape to Grain

The great civilisations of Greece and Rome changed the course of history and brought the rest of the world, education, civilisation and wine through aggressive conquest. They did, however, fail to conquer the barbarian hordes of central Europe. Evidence of this is quite simply ‘beer’.  The Germanic tribes of central Europe, whose alcoholic tipple of…