On the beer wagon : the past, present and future of Celtic Craft Brewing and its policies

Wilson, Juliette and Sanchez Rodrigues, Vasco and Mac an Bhaird, Ciaran and Lofti, Maryam and Kumar, Maneesh and Horgan, Donagh and Drakopoulou Dodd, Sarah and Danson, Mike (2022) On the beer wagon : the past, present and future of Celtic Craft Brewing and its policies. Regional Studies, Regional Science. ISSN 2168-1376 (In Press)

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This paper examines the potential of the craft beer sector as a regional development lever. Focusing on three culturally linked but politically distinct small nations, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, it takes a historical journey from the inception of this sector to present day. Discussion focuses on highlighting the complex interactions between brewing, society, policy and economy. We review current policy and sectoral realities for our Celtic context and propose a grounded and holistic vision of regional craft brewing policies, particularly around more circular and zero-waste ecosystems.


Wilson, Juliette ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4932-0473, Sanchez Rodrigues, Vasco, Mac an Bhaird, Ciaran, Lofti, Maryam, Kumar, Maneesh, Horgan, Donagh, Drakopoulou Dodd, Sarah ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3140-8194 and Danson, Mike;