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Cheers to April
One last session for Alcohol Season - catch up on a Filipino beer story, event summary and an interview about the business end of bars
This is the last free newsletter for our Alcohol Season! We share some reflections on our live events, the pieces we’ve published and what to look forward to as we publish a slate of pieces to close out the season.
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Sourced x e5 Bakehouse
This year we started a bi-monthly event series at e5 Bakehouse in London Fields. So far we have had a panel discussion on Storytelling in Alcohol with brewer/beer writer Charlotte Cook, wine importer Sam Rogg and business owner Sunny Hodge. The trio discussed the stories they find interesting in the business of alcohol and what stories they wish they saw more of. You can see the full panel discussion on our IGTV.
Our second event was a fireside chat with internationally known bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana (Mr Lyan) and cocktail writer Sandrae Lawrence (Cocktail Lovers). The pair discussed taste in mixology, how to push consumers to try new things and what they are excited about in the drinks world.
Watch this space for announcements on our next event coming up in June where we will be diving into rot!
Pieces we’ve published this month:
Interview: Jason Williams
Anna speaks to Jason Williams, from Creative Proof in Singapore. When thinking about sourcing and sustainability it's important to think about how to create a viable business, so that you can create livelihoods that have ideas of limiting waste, protecting the environment and being future focused.
The Ten: Raquel Vigil
Raquel is Senior Curriculum Manager for The Edible Schoolyard Project in San Fransisco.
San Miguel Beer: A Story of Filipino Beer, a Story of the Philippines
by Mark Corbyn
A two part series that looks at the colonialism and occupation through the story of the beer brand San Miguel
Pt. One - the idea of ownership and capitalist venture, looking at the period 1800s - early 1900s
Pt. Two - examining 20th century and the growth of a global conglomerate and what that means for nationhood.
As always, keep an eye out on the website and social media for announcements of upcoming pieces. We have a few left for the season including one on the medicinal history of vermouth and a piece about the importance of non-alcoholic queer spaces.
If you’re new here, here are some pieces we’ve published that we think you should take a look at:
Onion Pakora Weather - a multi-disciplinary story about foods we eat when it rains
lead image: Mark Corbyn photo of beers, on hi travels to Cebu City at Tops Lookout