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Celebrating with first beer in two years

British Paralympian Andy Lewis won gold in the men’s PT2 Triathlon and says he will be celebrating his victory with his first beer in two years.  Andy Lewis may not have waited two years before his first pint had he known about the benefits of Bucks Star’s real ale. Nonetheless, a great achievement he has made as well as a perfect choice of celebratory drink. Continue reading

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Artisan Beer yet to Peak

The appetite of western cultures for ever more extravagance in material lifestyles may be on the decline ? This is a viewpoint expressed by a high ranking business executive, seated in a global giant.

Steve Howard is Head of Sustainability at IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing superstore, and in speaking to the Guardian newspaper in January 2016 he stated;

“If we look on a global basis, in the west we have probably hit peak stuff. We talk about peak oil. I’d say we’ve hit peak red meat, peak sugar, peak stuff … peak home furnishings,”

It’s an interesting view from the top at a time when there are increasing pressures in our society to change course. The post war economic model is becoming a rather boring story of conglomeration and stock markets. Fortunes are made by a few, but what about the quality of life of the vast majority of us. Is this measured in “peak stuff”? Continue reading