An encounter with Mark Tranter, founder of the Saison-specialist Burning Sky Brewery, coincides with a homebrewed Grisette, inspiring some reflections on these rough-and-ready, Belgian workers’ ales.
CAMRA's important AGM re-asserted its mission as a campaign for "real ale", but did it also damagingly entrench itself as a campaign against quality keg-dispensed beer?
A new study says we can drink a pint of beer a day with no extra risk of early death. But implicitly it also asks, is adding an extra pint per day worth foregoing two years of life?
On Easter Sunday we ask, does beer really prove that God loves us and wants us to be happy, or reveal us to be of the Devil's party without knowing it?