Beer and Europe – intangible culture, tangible connections

Beer and Europe – intangible culture, tangible connections

Just under a century ago, in his magnum opus ‘The Decline of the West’, Oswald Spengler, a German cultural philosopher, tried to encompass the entire history of humanity. Unsurprisingly, his meandering through European culture was not a light read. While, in our...
China – a beer industry 119 years in the making

China – a beer industry 119 years in the making

With an annual consumption of 45.7 billion litres, China is now the world’s largest beer market. However, what you might not know is that beer, or at least modern brewing, is a relatively recent phenomenon in China. It was only in 1900, and the arrival of a Russian...