Breweries and venues walk the fine line of cultural sensitivity this week with one accused of mocking Maori culture and another opting to rename one of its beers to avoid negative connotations.
So where is the line in the sand? Pete and Matt discuss this as well as the rest of the weeks beer news.
- BrewDog construction now underway following delays
- Ballistic changes beer name for mental health
- Brewers encouraged to consider cultural sensitivities
- Aussie bar accused of ‘mocking Māori culture’ with use of tā moko in beerfest advert
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This weeks letter of the week is from Jen S.
Hi Matt and Prof!
I enjoyed your discussion in episode 201 about strategies for listing (or not listing) beers in the Hottest 100. A few of my favourite beers from 2018 were seasonal limited releases. And although they were excellent, I knew they didn’t have the distribution to get anywhere near the top 10. As a fan of facts and figures, I’d also love to see more voting stats! Ex. the total number of votes going to a brewery versus a specific beer, or how a local brewery with limited distribution ranked within their state. Here’s hoping you can convince Steve Jeffares to work on this ‘holiday project’. The people want to know!