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“To alcohol! The cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.” ~ Homer Simpson

St. Joseph 3_March 2016
A fresh pint from St. Joseph Brewery in Indianapolis (March 2016).

 

Welcome to Brewed Culture, a blog dedicated to beer in context. Beer is at times rebellious, and other times mundane. It has been legal and illegal and then legal again. It has been tasty and, sometimes, not so tasty. It has been artisanal and industrial. It is both local and global.

Beer is not, however, simple. Beer responds to the politics, the economics, and the culture of the societies it lubricates, and by gazing back into the glass we find a reflection of ourselves flickering between the suds. In short, beer is culture brewed.

Brewed Culture seeks to better see the world through beer. It has a decidedly historical slant but welcomes insights past and present, scholarly and contemporary.

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