Friday, April 04, 2008

Drink Beer

On a rare non-musical tip, the news that Britain's only brewing museum is to close in June strikes me as rather sad. I've never been to Burton-on-Trent - and I'm now wondering if I might find the time before I'm prevented from doing so. As ever, Comment is Free readers like to conflate their issues. Somehow this veers from a discussion of the dangers in losing touch with industrial traditions such as brewing into a rant about the Olympics and trendy wine bars. The latter point may have some validity though - as local, independently run pubs become swamped by chains, particularly in cities, it becomes harder for domestic brewers to find outlets beyond the summer beer festivals...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/apr/04/fooddrinks.foodanddrink

1 comment:

Paul Garrard said...

Can't fault what you are saying here - we need to get these messages to a wider audience.