The implicit ethics of beer. Cultural, community, individual ethics. It is one of those things that brings me back to thinking about beer over and over. Sure, I drink the stuff but isn't it far more interesting what people think that the stuff means? Contextually, the same fluid can bean award, a reward, a curse or an embarrassment. Just look at these stories:
⇒ "My husband had four beers during their 3-1/2-hour visit. I was quite aware of this because no one else was drinking, and he was setting his empty bottles on the kitchen counter."
⇒ "Chief Kenneth Ellerbe shut down the station for hours and ordered firefighters undergo breathalyzer tests. All of them passed..."
⇒ "A nightclub which is to sell pints of beer as cheap as 20p has been condemned after revellers were seen drunkenly writhing on the dance floor, before one woman collapsed in the gutter outside."
⇒ "In a promotion that could build a real buzz, the sellers of two listed Calgary homes are offering a sudsy incentive to prospective buyers: $1,000 in beer."
⇒ "The operation consists of the Campbells growing their own barley and hops, the two essential ingredients for beer, as well as using their own water supply.
When is it OK? When is it a disgrace? Which one stands out? I've given away too much.