As more and more people continue to be impacted by alcohol related deaths each year it is easy to assume that there are no health advantages to alcohol consumption.
Despite various attempts from successive governments the problem continues to spiral out of control. Most noteworthy is the fact that the number of people drinking alcohol regularly or at all has actually decreased since the 1980s. As a result many experts attribute the health and well-being problems to how alcohol is being consumed. Binge drinking and ‘pre-loading’ at home are just two of the areas of concern.
Robin Dunbar, a Professor of Evolutionary Psychology at Oxford University discusses some of the benefits of ‘social drinking’, which he believes is likely to be found in pubs that focus on craft beers.
(Photo credit- Professor Robin Dunbar)
(Music credit- http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music)
For more on The British Pubs crafty survival
Read– An article exploring the impact craft beer could have on UK pubs.
Watch– Micro brewery owner Kris Gumbrell talks about the social experiences of craft beer
Discover– A brief history of craft beer in the UK.